Upper South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden


A Bloomin' Holiday

Christmas wouldn't be the same without evergreen boughs and potted poinsettias, but the addition of fresh flowers to your holiday decorations makes a home feel extra special. It should come as no surprise that university research has found that flowers...
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Herbs for Better Health If you've ever thought about using herbs as medicine, you can turn to no better book than...

Favorite or New Plant

Oak Leaf Hydrangea Native to the southeast, oak leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia , is one of those plants that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Revive Perennial Beds
  • Get Seed Trays and Pots Ready
  • Give Colorful Azaleas
  • Choose a Live Tree
  • Decorate a Christmas Tree for the Birds

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