Lower South

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden


Indoor Plants for Last-Minute Gifts

I bet you still have a few gifts yet to purchase for the holiday season. Perhaps they're not the big items on the list but rather some smaller gifts for guests coming over or for someone you'll see while traveling during the next few weeks. Indoor...
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Web Finds

Christmas Plants This Caring for Your Christmas Plants Web site provides concise and practical advice on caring...

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen Cyclamen make great holiday plants. They need more light than most indoor settings provide but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Extend the Life of Holiday Plants
  • Bring In the Berries
  • Recycle the Christmas Tree
  • Complete Tulip and Hyacinth Planting
  • Cover Plants Properly

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