Upper South

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

National News

It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden


Breathe Deep -- Eat Horseradish

In the United States, horseradish is best known as a sinus-opening ingredient in the tomato-based cocktail sauce served with shrimp or in a Bloody Mary. In fact, Americans consume six million gallons of horseradish a year. Yet, you'll be hard-pressed to...
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Gardening for Uncertain Times Our reasons for planting and maintaining a food garden are many and varied. For Carol Deppe in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Earthbox I've been growing all kinds of plants in containers for many years, but the Earthbox has been a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Attend a Flower Show or Garden Lecture
  • Clean Birdfeeders Regularly
  • Re-Apply Anti-Desiccant Sprays
  • Gather Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Prune Trees and Shrubs

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