Upper South

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden

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Birds of a Feather

Winter came fast and furious this year, even before it was officially winter, which means that by the time February, the shortest month, rolls around, the meanest season is going to seem longer than ever. Of course, we gardeners have lots of ways to...
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Resources

Web Finds

Noble Fruits: A Guide to Conserving Heirloom Apples Although it's hard to imagine that a fruit as ubiquitous as the apple could qualify for an...

Books

Cooking with Winter Vegetables While many people get excited about the first asparagus of spring or the first tomato of summer,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Holiday Potpourri
  • Keep Those Rosemary Trees Growing
  • Make A Hearty Soup
  • Watch Those Houseplants
  • Avoid Dead Lawn and Slippery Steps

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