Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Coneflowers

National News

Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...

Exciting New Annual Flowers

While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...

New Tomato Varieties for 2005

Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...

Earthworm Castings Repel Insects

It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...

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In the Garden

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Cleaning the "Carpets"

Ground cover care is an important winter chore in our region for two reasons. First, the plants often need rejuvenating, and it's best to do that before the new growth starts. Second, and perhaps more important to the gardener, since the plants in...
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Resources

Books

Roses That Grow Antique Roses for Southern Gardens , by William Welch (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004; $24.95)...

Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Almond Called the "spring debutante" by Steve Bender of Southern Living magazine, flowering almond (...
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Regional Reminders

  • What Gall!
  • Make More Spiders
  • Getting the Most Out of Quince
  • Plan For Taters
  • Mulch Some More

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