Upper South

December, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

National Poinsettia Day

National News

Here's one more reason for celebration this month. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day! The date marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He was...

African Sunset Petunia

If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014...

Look for Lofos

Its name may not roll as readily off your tongue as petunia, but Lophospermum (pronounced low-fo-SPUR-mum) is a name that gardeners looking for a dramatic, cascading vine for a hanging basket...

Protecting Bumblebees

The decline of honeybees due to colony collapse disorder has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. But populations of native bees like bumblebees are also showing a downward trend....

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In the Garden

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Gifts in Bloom

Holiday time is an opportunity for gardeners to share their love of growing things by giving the gift of blooming plants. Here are some tips for making your gift plant giving a success, along with some suggestions for some choices beyond the traditional...
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Resources

Web Finds

Christmas Trees and More No doubt somewhere out there in Internet land there is more information about Christmas, but...

Clever Gardening Technique

Swags to the Rescue Decorating your home with fresh holiday greens is one of the rewards of gardening, and it's a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Roses
  • Mulch Strawberries
  • Follow Poinsettia Pointers
  • Select and Care for Christmas Trees
  • Make Leaf Mold

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