Upper South

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cool Peppers for Cool Climates

National News

Peppers are heat lovers, no doubt about that. They relish a long season of warmth. But gardeners in areas with short growing seasons love peppers, which is why many are always on the lookout for...

Peak Phlox Performance

Garden phlox, when well grown, is one of the glories of the midsummer garden, its large heads of flowers adding color, fragrance, and stature to flower beds as the many early summer blooming...

Project BudBurst

It may still be cold in many parts of the country, but we've turned the corner toward springtime and the days are getting longer. It won't be too much longer before buds are bursting out all over....

Celebrating Urban Birds

Want to learn more about how you can help birds in urban environments, participate as a citizen scientist in the study of these feathered creatures, or simply celebrate their presence amidst all...

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In the Garden


Moth Orchids -- Easy-to-Grow Houseplants

Although my home has been filled with houseplants since my early working years as an editor of a houseplant magazine, it wasn't until ten or so years ago that I started growing orchids. Or to be specific, phalaenopsis or moth orchids. I bought one on a...
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Garden Pruning Pruning is one of the most intimidating aspects of gardening. Although certain types of pruning...

Favorite or New Plant

Snowdrops For lifting your spirits during the gray days of winter, turn to the earliest-blooming of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan for a Vegetable Variety Comparison
  • Keep Amaryllis Growing
  • Join a Plant Society or Botanical Garden
  • Inspect for Frost Heaving
  • Make a Terrarium

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