Upper South

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Ornamental Pepper

National News

Ornamental/edible hot peppers have become all the rage in the gardening world in recent years. There are numerous varieties available that combine the heat and spice of hot peppers with attractive...

Which Fruits Have the Most Antioxidants?

Every few months it seems there's another news story touting a specific fruit as having high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that have been associated with the prevention of...

Best Bellflowers

Bellflowers (Campanula) are widely adapted, hardy flowers that include more than 300 different annual, biennial, and perennial species. The Chicago Botanic Garden evaluated 89 different perennial...

Compostable Kitchen Bags

Composting is a great way to produce healthy organic matter for the garden and reduce the amount of food scraps and yard waste going to landfills. Many gardeners accumulate kitchen scraps to throw...

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In the Garden


Is Starting Seeds Indoors for You?

Ah, the temptation of starting seeds early indoors. Of having the first tomato. Of growing those rare, unusual, or little-known varieties. Of saving money. Whoa, wait a minute here. Get over that fantasy right now. Yes, in some circumstances you might,...
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Web Finds

The Role of Home Gardens in Feeding the World For a thought-provoking essay on the role of home garden in world food production, go to The...

Tool or Gardening Product

Garden Gloves A good pair of gardening gloves not only keeps your hands from becoming rough but will also make...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take a Good Soil Sample
  • Try the Best Campanulas This Year
  • Start Cool-Weather Vegetables
  • Give Hellebores a Hand
  • Try a Different Orchid

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