Upper South

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sourcing Organic Seeds

National News

For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...

Plant Sales Support Medical Research

Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...

Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients

Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...

New Orange Eggplant

Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...

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In the Garden


Why Garden?

At this time of year a certain amount of time is often devoted to reflection and reverie. Given my own mindset at the moment, it was interesting to receive a mailing from the National Garden Bureau -- an organization dedicated to helping gardeners grow...
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Web Finds

New Orleans Botanical Garden For both the charitable spirit of the season as well as year-end tax deductions, people's...

Clever Gardening Technique

Birdseed Wreaths A query from a friend sent me on a search for how to make those solid seed ornaments offered in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Forget Houseplants
  • Reducing Snow and Ice Damage
  • Share Amaryllis and Paper Whites
  • Count the Birds
  • Read Something Fun

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