Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

Sweet Road Salt

‘Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

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In the Garden


Winter Stalwarts

Our gardens glow this time of year, and it all starts with the gorgeous green of evergreens. Certainly, that's one of the reasons people flock to visit our region in winter. A landscape without evergreen plants is a confusing place to live or even...
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Web Finds

Butterfly World Butterfly World houses the largest butterfly house in the world at its headquarters north of Ft....

Favorite or New Plant

'Pink Knock Out' Rose Few roses make a really big splash in our region, perhaps because so many do so well. But the red...
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Regional Reminders

  • Time to Prune
  • Bulb Check
  • Dig Weed Barriers
  • Planting Fruit
  • Hold the Shears

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