Middle South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Sunflower

National News

Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower. Over the past 20 years great strides have been made in breeding sunflowers to create shorter, multi-branching plants and more colorful flower...

Easier Way to Start Seeds

Trying to handle tiny seeds, such as carrot, pansy, and lettuce, and drop the right number into a cell pack can be tricky. With inexpensive seeds, there's no worry about using more than you need,...

Peppermint-Striped Hydrangea

The Forever & Ever line of big-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) features compact, mounding, 2- to 3-foot-tall shrubs that bloom on both old and new wood. The shrubs grow best in USDA...

Get to the Root of the Matter

Any gardener knows that plant roots are critical to growth, flowering, and fruiting. Strong roots enable plants to withstand pest attacks, adverse weather, and poor gardening practices. For the...

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In the Garden


Plan Your Dream Garden

Seed catalogs arrive earlier and earlier each season, tempting us with glossy photos of vegetables that are still months away from our dinner plates. Winter is a time to dream of gardens to come, and soon it will be time to start the seeds of those...
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Web Finds

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners Cornell University Cooperative Extension has launched a Web site, Vegetable Varieties for...

Shows & Events

Perennial Plant Symposium The Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia Perennial Plant Association present their annual...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Pruning Tools
  • Remove Snow from Evergreens
  • Be Realistic When Starting Seeds
  • Check Old Seeds for Germination Rate
  • Order Fruit Trees

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