Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden

1872

More Than Naked Ladies

Everybody has seen the fall-blooming red spider lilies, and their sisters, the pink trumpets that also stand up for everyone to see without a leaf on their stems. Thus their name -- naked ladies -- though gentle souls may prefer the alternative --...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Houston, TX, Master Gardener Certification Gardeners in Houston who want to learn about gardening on the Gulf Coast can sign up for Master...

Web Finds

Minor Fruits and Nuts The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service has a host of publications available...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Spinach
  • Caring for Camellias
  • Etch Gourds
  • Allow Reseeders ... Or Not
  • Watch for Chinchbug Damage

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