Lower South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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In the Garden


Plan Next Year's Garden Now

I absolutely love the winter season in the south. It brings a welcome break from the heat of summer and just sort of gives you a new start in the garden. When freezes shut down last year's garden, you can get ready to go at it again in a couple of...
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Web Finds

Pruning Ornamental Shrubs Pruning season will soon be here so now is a good time to brush up on the why and how of pruning....

Favorite or New Plant

'Marie Pavie' Rose Roses are not just for rosarians or green thumb gardeners. 'Marie Pavie' is an incredibly...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cover Plants Properly
  • Protect Tender Seedlings
  • Soggy Soil is Death Sentence for Houseplants
  • Have Your Soil Tested
  • Starting a New Christmas Cactus From a Cutting

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