Lower 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


Stuffing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are the queen of the vegetable garden. You've no doubt tried your share of large slicer types, paste/sauce types, cherries and grapes. But have you tried stuffers? They have been around for years but are fairly uncommon in our gardens....
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Web Finds

Composting for Kids Want to learn the basics of composting? Check out the Composting For Kids Web site I designed...

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Sieve Soil sieves are a handy tool for screening out larger chunks in a planning mix or in compost....
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Winter Flowers
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Plant Onions
  • Select and Prepare Seed Potatoes
  • Trim Ornamental Grasses

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