Middle South

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


Evergreens are Winter's Primary Players

It's been slow coming, but winter has arrived with a vengeance. After listening to the heating unit run through the night, I rose early this morning to see the thermometer hovering just above the 20 degree mark and to find rhododendrons in telltale...
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Shows & Events

Master Gardener Symposium The York County Master Gardeners will offer their 7th annual symposium on February 25th, 8 am to...


Beautiful at All Seasons The allure of favorite garden writers is strong in winter, and though there are plenty of new...
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Regional Reminders

  • Seed Hardy Annuals
  • Take Cuttings
  • Tidy Houseplants
  • Get Ready for Pruning
  • Irrigate Before Storms Blow In

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