Lower 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


Really Cool Salads

My favorite groups of cool-season crops are the cool-season salad greens. A long while back I fell in love with this diverse group of veggies and here's why. Prior to my "discovery" of these leafy crops my salads consisted of taste-challenged chunks of...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Heating Mat Heating mats provide a little bottom heat underneath a planting flat. The extra warmth will help...

Clever Gardening Technique

Freeze-Protection Light It usually just takes a little extra heat to protect a semi-tender plant such as a dwarf citrus...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Christmas Tree Fresh and Safe
  • Rake Fallen Leaves Off the Lawn
  • Don't Wait to Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Collect and Store Pecans to Maintain Quality
  • Reduce Fertilizer for Indoor Plants

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