Upper South

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Alstroemeria

National News

Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily is a common cut flower often used in floral bouquets. It is a versatile perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. The orchid-like flowers come in a variety of...

High Nitrogen Levels Reduce Health Benefits of Veggies

Many herbs and spices are known to contain potent antioxidant compounds. However, it’s not always clear how growing conditions affect the levels of antioxidants in plants. Researchers at...

Love at First Sight Rose Video

Roses are one of America’s best-loved flowers. Few home gardeners realize the time, energy, and money that go into breeding and growing a variety for market. A new variety takes years of trials...

Farmers for Hire: New Trend in Urban Gardening

In hard economic times everyone wants to cut costs. While growing your own food can save money and produce fresh, healthy vegetables in your own yard, it does take time and expertise. People in...

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In the Garden


Gifts All Around

How delightful to give a gift that benefits yourself! For me, that's what winter bird feeding amounts to because a steady supply of food makes their lives easier and mine so much more enjoyable. I cannot imagine making it through winter in some...
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Web Finds

Winter Bird Feeding There's an abundance of information on the internet about winter bird feeding, but for my money,...


Planting for the Birds For those who want to look to the future and are dreaming about gardens, consider Birdscaping in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Winter-Stored Produce
  • Apply Winter Mulches
  • Stock Up on Sand or Kitty Litter
  • Protect Evergreens
  • Go Stand Under the Stars

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