Upper 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


Make It a Colorful Year

As you dream about and plan your garden this year, no doubt there are many ways to make the garden beautiful, but few things give your garden more impact that including lots of color. And there's no better way to add color to the garden than with...
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Shows & Events

Great Backyard Bird Count The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages...

Tool or Gardening Product

BioMarker Labeling plants helps you keep track of what you're growing, which, ultimately, makes you a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Some Seeds
  • Create Home-Grown Bouquets
  • Clean Bird Houses
  • Prune Grapes
  • Get A Protected Garden Ready

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