Upper South

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden


Bring Spring Home Early

The clusters of snowdrops by my doorsteps always brighten the days of January and February for me, to say nothing of reminding me that spring really isn't that far away. But if you don't have the opportunity to enjoy snowdrops firsthand, then you...
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Shows & Events

Great Backyard Bird Count Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Bird populations...

Web Finds

Gardens, Lawns & Landscapes Extension professionals from land-grant universities across America and Master Gardeners provide...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Stored Bulbs and Produce
  • Prevent Bark Splitting
  • Care for Plants During Storms
  • Test Leftover Seed
  • Dust Houseplants

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