Upper South

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Two-Toned Veronica

National News

Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...

Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer

Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...

Variegated Paraguay Nightshade

When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...

Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer

Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe they’ve discovered the Achilles...

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In the Garden


The Virtue of Small Things

With 26 columns to write each year, I carefully consider my subjects and try to cover as many of the wide range of gardening topics as possible. I had completed all of my research for this particular column on a topic that I thought held particular...
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Web Finds

Your Local Weather Tracking weather seems to hold widespread fascination, but gardeners are especially ardent. All...

Tool or Gardening Product

The Avant Gardener and HortIdeas No doubt about it, the Internet is a treasure trove of information, but two print publications...
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Regional Reminders

  • Light Up
  • Plant a Terrarium
  • Add Tools and Supplies
  • Prune Trees and Shrubs
  • Visit a Conservatory

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