Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden


Annual Delights

Annual flowers seem to be taking a back seat to perennials in some gardens. But you, the smart gardener, can reap abundant flowers for months with annuals. It's all in the way you plan and plant the annual flower bed. The Sunny Side Choose a...
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Gardening Know-How The first of a projected series, First Garden: Getting Started in Southern Gardening is your...

Favorite or New Plant

Bougainvillea Papery bracts in a rainbow of colors make this distinctive plant a regional favorite. Its...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shape Evergreens
  • Renew Hibiscus
  • Harden Off Seedlings
  • Control Aphids
  • Help Lawns Outcompete Weeds

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