Lower South

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best New Flowers

National News

Every spring, garden centers are filled with new varieties of brightly colored annual flowers. Here are some of the best new choices available for planting this year. ‘Zowie! Yellow Flame’...

Organic Rules?

When does "organic" not mean "organic?" When the labels aren’t clear. The growth in the organic food industry continues to climb at about 20 percent per year. However, when shopping for organic...

New Red-Leaved Peach

Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. ‘Bonfire’ ornamental peach ( Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’) has long, thin dark...

New Environmentally Friendly Wood Treatment

Wood pressure-treated with CCA has been pulled from the market for its leaching of toxic chemicals into the environment. Substitutes such as recycled plastic wood and wood pressure-treated with...

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In the Garden


Small Flowering Trees Make a Big Landscape Impact

Remember the days of old, when most people had huge lots with room for several giant shade trees? Now many live in homes with small lots that won't accommodate a large tree. There are a number of small trees that are tailor-made for our modern...
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Web Finds

Tree Fact Sheets This collection of printer-friendly Tree Fact Sheets on 680 tree species are a wonderful...

Favorite or New Plant

Eve's Necklace Eve's necklace ( Sophora affinis ) is a small native tree that's well adapted to our southern...
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Regional Reminders

  • Train Climbing Roses
  • Plant Cool-Season Veggies
  • Prune Wisely
  • Fertilize Vegetables
  • Prune Shrubs

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