Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


Bulbs: Traditional Yet Trendy

The latest ways with Holland bulbs were at their best when I visited The Netherlands this spring. Hottest trend? Combining bulbs with perennials and annuals. Much Like Home One of many things the Dutch have in common with gardeners in our regions...
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Web Finds

Longue Vue House and Gardens If you have ever visited New Orleans, hopefully you've been to Longue Vue on quaintly named...

Favorite or New Plant

Rain Lily If you like the flowers that seem to pop up overnight after a rainstorm, look for zephyranthes or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cleaning Up
  • Safety First
  • Green Trenching
  • Turn and Lime
  • Tree Smarts

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