Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ?Chocolate? Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer ? especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it?s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden


Happiness is Gardening

Did you ever wonder what makes people happy? Researchers in England did, so they developed a theory and tested it during a ten-week, made-for-television social experiment. Dubbed "Making Slough Happy," the experiment took place in the town of Slough...
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Shows & Events

2006 Southeastern Flower Show It's time to plan your flower show schedule, and this year's 2006 Southeastern Flower Show is...

Web Finds

Southern Birds and Butterflies Getting lost on Will Cook's Web site isn't such a bad thing. With glorious photos and tons of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Christmas Trees
  • Control Spider Mites on Houseplants
  • Care for Amaryllis
  • Inventory Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Keep Poinsettias Growing

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