Middle 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


Holiday Plant Lore

'Tis the season to be jolly -- and to attend holiday parties. Do you have trouble making small talk? Here are some fun facts about holiday plants to help you break the ice and get the conversation started. Poinsettias Poinsettias are the number...
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Web Finds

Take an Online Course If you have free time over the holidays, consider taking an online course. NGA offers two short...

Favorite or New Plant

Golden Threadleaf False Cypress The golden threadleaf false cypress ( Chamaecyparis pisifera filifera ) I planted along a stone...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Trees from Deer Damage
  • Drain Irrigation Systems
  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Continue Composting
  • Control Spider Mites on Houseplants

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