Upper South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pink-Edged Sea Holly

National News

Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...

A Shovel With Attitude

The Kombi shovel is described as a “shovel with attitude.” One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...

New Multicolored Dahlia

Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. ‘Changing Colors’ dahlia features flowers...

Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns

Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...

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In the Garden


Upcoming Nature-Watching Events

There's the Super Bowl, the Derby, the World Series, the Final Four, Wimbledon, and the Masters for sports aficionados. For those of us who get excited about gardens, fields, and forests, there is the Great Backyard Bird Count, led by Audubon and the...
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Web Finds

Ark of Taste Slow Food USA, the organization devoted to a food system that is based on the principles of high...

Favorite or New Plant

African Violets African violets were the favored houseplants of our aunts and grandmothers because they're easy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eat Your Winter Vegetables
  • Get Seed-Starting Supplies Ready
  • Prepare Birdhouses
  • Plan for a Cut Flower Garden
  • Get Inspired for the Gardening Season

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