Lower South

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Island Time at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show

National News

Although enthusiasm is a job requirement when overseeing the world's largest indoor flower show, show designer Sam Lemheney practically levitates when talking about Hawaii: Islands of Aloha ....

New Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released the long-awaited, updated version of its hardiness zone map, giving some areas of the country new zone designations. The new 2012 map is based on temperature data from the...

Lyme Disease on the Move

A new research study by the Yale School of Public Health shows that Lyme disease is on the move. A map showing the areas of highest risk for Lyme disease infection in the U.S. is part of the study...

Changing the Rules Because of Oak Wilt

For years gardeners were counseled to paint over tree wounds and pruning cuts to seal them. This seemed like a logical course of action, like putting a bandage over a scraped knee. It wasn't until...

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In the Garden

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Home Garden Trials

Gardeners are eternal optimists. Sure we complain about the weather; too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. Deep down inside however we know that the best garden is yet to come, the best tomato may well be that new one we've been hearing about, and oh...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Camera Phone A camera phone as a gardening tool? You bet! Camera phones and digital cameras are becoming quite...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mail Box Record Storage Put an old mailbox in your garden as a place to store your garden journal, gloves, plant labels,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Roses That Repeat Bloom
  • Shear Evergreen Groundcovers
  • Plant Cole Crops
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Prune Blackberries

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