Lower 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


Garden Recycling: Homemade Plant Pots

I'm not sure if it is because I like to putter around in the garden and greenhouse, or my environmental sensitivities, or maybe I'm just, well, let's say "thrifty". Whatever the reason I like to recycle things in the garden. But it is not just a cost...
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Web Finds

Gardening With Skip Okay, I'm tooting my own horn here, but I'd like to suggest you check my YouTube Channel...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bottom Watering Set your paper pots or other transplants in a shallow tray and put a half inch of water in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Indoor Plants for Pests
  • Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees
  • Plant Successions of Cool Season Greens
  • Prepare Garden Beds for Spring Planting
  • Start Spring Flowers Indoors

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