Lower 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

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Holiday Decorations from Landscape Berries and Foliage

The holiday season means berry-laden branches from our landscape will find their way indoors for use in decorations. In addition to berrying ornamentals we have many foliage plants in our southern landscapes that offer beauty for our holiday...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Possumhaw Holly Possumhaw holly ( Ilex decidua ) drops its leaves when winter cold arrives, to take front stage...

Tool or Gardening Product

Seed Starting Mat When the new year arrives southern gardeners thoughts turn to starting seeds for the late winter...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake Fallen Leaves Off Of The Lawn
  • Christmas Tree TLC
  • Extend The Life Of Holiday Plants
  • Don't Throw Away Free Fertilizer
  • Prepare Landscape Equipment and Water Hoses for Winter

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