Lower South

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


Make a Wise Investment in Your Landscape

"The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today." You've probably heard this advice. In fact, late winter is a great time to plant trees, but it helps to do some investigating and learning beforehand. You're about to make a...
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Web Finds

New Tree Planting This New Tree Planting Web site from the International Society of Arboriculture provides...

Clever Gardening Technique

Save Work When Planting Trees Tree-planting recommendations often include digging a hole about three or more times as wide as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Plant Onions
  • Select and Prepare Seed Potatoes
  • Pull Lawn Weeds
  • Feed Flowers

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