Middle 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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National Poinsettia Day

Did you know that December 12th is National Poinsettia Day? The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico and the man credited with introducing this showy plant to the United States in 1828. How did this tropical...
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Resources

Web Finds

Those Bloomin' Holiday Gifts If you bought or received a holiday plant and aren't sure how to care for it, read Those...

Clever Gardening Technique

Creative Holiday Wreaths Tuck sprigs of dried baby's breath, other dried flowers, and/or ornamental grass seedheads into a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Plants Under Lights
  • Clean Up Asparagus Beds
  • Prepare Tools for Winter
  • Watch for Heaving
  • Tend to Houseplants

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