Lower 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


A Cut Above

It is pruning season. These mid to late winter days are the best time to prune most trees, as well as vines and shrubs. The exceptions to this rule are those plants that only bloom in spring, which are best pruned after they complete their bloom cycle....
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Web Finds

Pruning Trees The University of Florida has created the most informative, practical, and useful guide that I...

Clever Gardening Technique

Reflective Foil for Stronger Transplants Transplants growing indoors often lean toward a window, growing rather lanky as they strain for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees, Vines and Bushes
  • Plant Cool Season Greens
  • Plant Cool Season Color
  • Maintain Even Moisture on Houseplants
  • Start Warm Season Flowers

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