Middle South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden

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What's "In" for 2008

Every year around this time, "experts" announce the trends in design, color, and attitudes for the upcoming year. It's fun to read about what's in and what's out, and I especially get a kick out of the lyrical language used to describe simple ideas....
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Resources

Web Finds

Selling Houses by the Yard According to an article in the Wall Street Journal , research by the National Association of...

Favorite or New Plant

Liatris When I look over photos of last season's bouquets, one flower stands out: liatris. This native...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inventory Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Water Fig Tree Carefully
  • Caring for Poinsettias After the Holidays
  • Provide Supplemental Light for Houseplants
  • Start a Garden Calendar

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