Upper South

December, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

Christmas Trees and More
Wanting to explain the history of the Christmas tree to your children or grandchildren? Wondering how to keep your poinsettia beautiful? These and other holiday-related questions about Christmas trees and plants are answered on any number of websites, but for one-stop viewing, no site beats Christmas Trees and More from the University of Illinois Extension. The site includes information on Christmas tree facts, traditions and types, selection and care, flowers and greenery, recipes, and more. If you want still more information, then go to Christmas Trees and Greenery, a USDA National Agricultural Library's site.

Clever Gardening Technique

Decorating Window Boxes and Planters
Window boxes and planters that are left outdoors year-round can look woebegone once the summer's flowers are removed. To make them part of the holiday season, fill them with cut branches of evergreens and holly.

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