Lower South

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something New Under the Sun

National News

Coleus is great for adding bold, season-long color to garden beds and containers. And now you can get double the color in one easy "seed." Part of the Fuseables® line from Harris Seed, the new...

Arsenic and Old... Apple Juice?

Well, it's not old ladies spiking their homemade elderberry wine with arsenic, as they do in the classic play Arsenic and Old Lace, but it may be even more sinister. According to a new report...

Occupy Green/Red Chile

If you missed the opportunity to rally with protesters over corporate greed and economic inequality in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here's your chance to join a new movement. Only this...

Black Olive

It may sound like an addition to the appetizer tray, but this 2012 All-America Selections winner is a pepper, and an outstanding ornamental one at that. Although its fiery hot fruits are edible,...

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In the Garden


Plant a Decorative Mixed Foliage Container for Indoors

Winter weather shuts down much of our outdoor gardening activities, even in the Lower South. I get rather stir-crazy when cold or rainy weather leaves me cooped up inside. Thank goodness for indoor gardening activities to keep a gardener busy and to add...
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Web Finds

Interiorscape Plants Anyone looking for information on identifying and caring for houseplants will find...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create an "Instant" Mixed Container You can create a beautiful table decoration in a flash by combining living plants in small...
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Regional Reminders

  • Purchase Seeds and Seed Starting Supplies
  • Sharpen Pruning Tools
  • Plant Tulips and Hyacinths
  • Stock Bird Feeders
  • Remove Fallen Leaves from Turf

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