Lower 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


Make Your Houseplants Feel at Home

The term "houseplant" is really somewhat misleading. No plants are native to the house. Most are native to the understory layers of tropical rain forests, where they thrive in the moist, humid, low-light environment. We have collected these plants and...
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Web Finds

Houseplant Info on the Internet This Houseplants Web site from North Carolina State University is the best compilation of...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinese Evergreen The Chinese evergreen, or Aglaonema, is a great choice for growing indoors. Native to the jungles...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Tulips and Hyacinths
  • Recycle a Christmas Tree
  • Prepare Beds For Rose Planting
  • Sow Seeds Indoors
  • Top-Dress Landscape Beds

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