Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

December, 2011
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The Poinsettia Pages
Poinsettias fill our homes, churches, and shopping malls at Christmas. So how did this Mexican native become so ubiquitous? And what are the ways to keep them beautiful throughout the holidays? Poinsettias provides poinsettia history, facts, selection, care, links, and frequently asked questions.

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Put Off What You Can Do Now
It's easy to get caught up in holiday events at this time of year, to say nothing of being grateful that the gardening season is over. However, unless you're very efficient, there are always some tasks that can still be done in the garden. In our region, there are occasional dry days with temperatures in the 40s or 50s, meaning it's perfect to be outdoors working in the garden. Yes, it's easy to put tasks off until spring, but think about how great you'll feel having fewer chores when March rolls around.


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