Upper South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden


The Gardener's Wish List

From my perspective, gift shopping for gardeners is so very, very easy. Be there a gardener anywhere who could not use extra tools? So even if you've put off buying for the gardeners in your life, or maybe still working on your own wish list, here are...
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Favorite or New Plant

Winter Sun Holly-Grape Looking for a plant to brighten the garden in winter? Certainly evergreens, both needled and...

Web Finds

Real Christmas Trees In case you hadn't heard, real trees are much "greener" than artificial ones. To learn more about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Follow the Poinsettia Routine
  • Give Amaryllis and Paperwhites Some Support
  • Use Pine Cones and Holly for Last Minute Decorations
  • Check On Houseplants
  • Don't Look Now, But...

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