Upper South

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden


Sweet Pea Dreams

Although I'm still trying to recover from last year's growing season, an early December e-mail from a mail-order gardening company managed to catch my attention and awaken my gardening spirit. The company had a special offer for sweet pea seeds, a...
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Web Finds

Sweet Peas For a British perspective on sweet peas, look to the custodian of the national sweet pea...


The Sweet Pea Book If you require your sweet peas to be perfumed as well as beautiful, you'll enjoy curling up with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use That Christmas Tree
  • Buy Yourself an Orchid
  • Watch a Garden Movie
  • Take Advantage of Warm Winter Days
  • Make a Suet Log

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