Upper South

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


A Gardener's Dilemma

Okay, full disclosure. Two years ago, I wrote a post about planning the vegetable garden and how I needed to cut back on what I was growing. The adage, "The more things change, the more they stay the same," certainly applies to me. I don't know about...
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Web Finds

How To Make A Bird-Feeding Wreath Wreaths aren't just for Christmas. As a snowy day project, consider making a bird-seed wreath,...


Growing and Cooking Vegetables With the burgeoning interest in home gardening and healthy eating, there's been an abundance of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Moth Orchids Blooming and Growing
  • Protect Trees from Sunscald
  • Check Perennials for Heaving
  • Grow Sprouts
  • Start a Pot of Basil

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