Lower 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


Make a Smart Start in 2012

I am not a big fan of New Year's resolutions, although most of us have used the transition to a new year as a starting point for making a change. Yet any point in the year is a good time to resolve to do things better, and this is certainly true when it...
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Web Finds

Air Layering A Plant Air layering is a very effective way to propagate a plant, offering even novice gardeners a high...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make An Overgrown Houseplant Smaller Air layering is a technique for causing root to grow on a section of a plant's stem or branches....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Deciduous Shrubs, Vines, and Trees
  • Plant Onion Transplants
  • Prepare Garden Soil for Spring Planting
  • Start Tomato and Pepper Transplants
  • Mulch the Soil Surface in Landscape Beds

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