Middle 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


Feed (and Count) the Birds

I was watching birds at our feeder the other day, and one of our Bed and Breakfast guests joined me. A woodpecker perched on the feeder but neither of us could remember what type it was. Pileated? Red-headed? Downy? That evening he returned with a gift...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Remove Snow But Not Ice Snow collecting on shrubs and trees can weigh down and eventually break branches. Remove snow on...

Web Finds

The Great Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Worm Composting
  • Keep Houseplants Away from Windows
  • Propagate African Violets
  • Control Fungus Gnats
  • Maintain Humidity Around Houseplants

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