Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Containing Ourselves

Balconies in New Orleans are starting to bloom again after Hurricane Katrina. The gardens and gardeners in this historic city are bouncing back with humor and containers full of color. Even if you don't garden high above the street, potted plants have a...
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Web Finds

Everyday Mysteries From the Library of Congress comes this Web site of fun science facts. If you have ever wondered...

Favorite or New Plant

Trailing Snapdragons As a longtime fan of 2-foot-tall snapdragons, it's a surprise to be able to say great things...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Poppies
  • Pot Up Tulips
  • Shorten Vines
  • Multiply Alliums
  • Build New Beds

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