Middle 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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Lift Winter Doldrums with Trio of Fragrant Plants

A wise gardening friend once told me, "Naming a favorite plant is like choosing a favorite child -- senseless and impossible when you love them all." In my garden, this is especially true during the inhospitable months of winter, when a trio of...
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Resources

Shows & Events

South Carolina Botanical Garden's Winter Lecture Series The South Carolina Botanical Garden's Winter Lecture Series will be held on four consecutive...

Tool or Gardening Product

Radius Tools I've long been a fan of Radius hand tools and pro tools -- ergonomic trowels, weeders,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Beds
  • Cut Branches for Forcing
  • Maintain Amaryllis
  • Water Winter Annuals
  • Visit Display Gardens

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