Lower South

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Starring Role for Arkansas Bluestar

National News

If you're looking for an easy care addition to the flower garden with lots of interest as the seasons change, look no further than the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Perennial Plant of the...

Midwinter Fire

Snow now blankets many parts of the country and winter's cold has spread a palette of browns and grays over much of the landscape. But with some thoughtful plantings, you can still have spots of...

Garden Jewels

While visiting hummingbirds may only be the stuff of summer memories at this time of year, it's not too soon to begin thinking of ways to attract these tiny beauties to our gardens when warm...

Grow Biointensively

Ecology Action is a non-profit organization whose mission is teach people around the world to better feed themselves by growing their own food while building the soil and conserving resources at...

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In the Garden


It's Soil Season!

According to an old saying of unknown origin, "Man-- despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments-- owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains." Now THAT will give you quite a point...
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The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web Teeming with Microbes , by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis (Timber Press, 2010; $25) will...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Leaf Gathering If you've spent the better part of a Saturday at the end of a leaf rake, here's a tip to avoid...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Holiday Plants Attractive
  • Water Garden Beds As Needed
  • Fertilize Cool Season Annuals
  • Order Seeds Early
  • Sharpen Pruning Tools

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