Lower South

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


Freeze Insurance for Semi-Tender Plants

We are fortunate to live in a mild zone where we can grow a number of plants not dependably hardy in most of the country. Stretching the zone is a favorite sport of gardeners. In order to keep these tropical and near-tropical plants through the winter,...
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Shows & Events

Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum Visit the Dallas Arboretum November 25 to December 31 for Holiday at the Arboretum: The Artistry...

Tool or Gardening Product

Seed-Starting Heat Mat Starting seeds is fun and a great way to get gardening when it is still cold outside. Heat mats...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reduce Fertilizer For Indoor Plants
  • Grow More Salads
  • Put Perennials to Bed
  • Care for Holiday Plants
  • Use Soil Tests to Help in Soil Preparation

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