Lower South

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden


Planning a New Color Bed

My best gardens grow in my mind's eye. When I envision a planting bed and think through what might look good, I can do a lot of gardening without lifting a finger. The result of all this imagination is that a lot of not-so-good initial ideas get vetoed...
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Web Finds

Using Color in Flower Gardens Using Color in Flower Gardens is excellent online resource from Cornell Extension and provides...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Hose Bed Design For a fast and easy way to layout a garden bed, take a garden hose and lay it on the ground to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Select Bare-Root Plants Early
  • Prune Deciduous Trees & Shrubs
  • Topdress Lawns with Compost
  • Start Seeds On Time
  • Fruit Orchard Cleanup

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