Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it?s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for ?do-it-yourselvers? shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden


Winter Interest

I realize that here in the Lower South we don't really have a winter, at least not by northern standards. But things get pretty bleak around here for a couple of months each winter season. While far from the cabin fever experienced by our northern...
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Favorite or New Plant

Crape Myrtle 'Natchez' Natchez crape myrtle is a large cultivar reaching over 25 feet at maturity. The blooms are pure...

Tool or Gardening Product

Reciprocal Saw A builder's tool in the garden? You bet! Put a coarse-toothed blade in one of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Veggies
  • Plant Woody Ornamentals
  • Prune Wisely
  • Have Your Soil Tested
  • Fertilize Cool-Season Vegetables

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