Middle South

December, 2005
Regional Report

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 Bloomin' Holiday Gifts on the National Gardening Association Web site. You'll find general instructions on caring for common plants, plus specifics on cyclamen, gardenias, and more.

Clever Gardening Technique

Creative Holiday Wreaths
Tuck sprigs of dried baby's breath, other dried flowers, and/or ornamental grass seedheads into a greenery wreath. Add a raffia or fabric ribbon bow, and you have an affordable, attractive, and natural-looking decoration. Local florists may be willing to sell you their dried-out baby's breath for a very reasonable price. Or, for a completely different look, use a needle and fishing line to tie limes or tangerines to your wreath. There's no need to stick with a plain old red ribbon bow -- feel free to get creative!

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