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Lower 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


Helping Plants Survive a Cold Snap

Winter in the Lower South is a series of brief and erratic breaks in an otherwise long growing season stretching from fall to spring. We live between the northern zones, where there is a REAL winter season each year, and the subtropics, where freezing...
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Favorite or New Plant

Chinkapin (or Chinquapin) Oak Winter is a great time to plant shade trees. Chinkapin oak grows into a large, stately shade tree...

Clever Gardening Technique

PVC Row-Cover Supports Sections of PVC bent into a hoop and set down the row provide a great support for clear plastic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Winter Veggies
  • Extend the Life of Holiday Plants
  • Prepare Landscape Equipment For Winter
  • Clean Up Flower Beds
  • Keep Fallen Leaves Off the Lawn

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