Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Pots of Gold

Everyone's time is valuable, and gardening should not waste it. Depending on how you like to spend your precious time, container gardening may be your cup of tea. Why pots? If you'd rather plant than dig, if you like to water plants every day or so...
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Web Finds

Vegetable Gardening in Containers From the Texas A & M Cooperative Extension Service comes this Vegetable Gardening in Containers...


Snakes to Know U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and their Mimics , by Scott Shupe (Stoeger Publishing, 2005;...
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Regional Reminders

  • Empty Plant Saucers
  • Submerge Pots in Water Garden
  • Consider Pros and Cons of Plastic and Clay Pots
  • Deterring Birds From Nesting in Hanging Baskets
  • Use Soluble Fertilizer for Containers

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