Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

December, 2005
Regional Report

Web Finds

Freeze Protection Video Clip
Check out this Freeze Protection Web site for one of my brief video clips on protecting landscape plants from freezing temperatures. The clip is available in either QuickTime or RealPlayer formats. You may want to e-mail the link to friends and family as a friendly reminder!

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 fairly quickly if provided with adequate watering and care. It is very long lived and does best on soils with fairly good depth. This is one of the top choices for a landscape shade tree in the south. For best results, mulch a large area around the tree and provide supplemental watering during summer droughts for the first five years to get it off to a good start.


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