Upper South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden

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Houseplants Invaded

They seem to appear from nowhere and are particularly attracted to certain plants, while others seem to be immune. Even so, insects can spread like wildfire through your indoor plants. They may have entered the house from plants either recently...
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Resources

Web Finds

Audubon Insectarium If you happen to get to New Orleans this year, be sure to visit the city's new Audubon...

Clever Gardening Technique

Combine Organic Fertilizers Although I haven't tried this yet in my garden, the report inspires me to give it a go this...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Problems in the Garden
  • Consider Fruit Plants
  • Work on Vegetable Garden Planning
  • Start Looking for Little Bulbs
  • Prune Trees and Shrubs

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