Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden

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Climbing Beauties

Bougainvillea, mandevilla, allamanda ... it sounds like there's a Jimmy Buffet song title in there somewhere! But these are the names of three vines that can only be described as "good to grow." Flowery Treats In the tropical region, these are...
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Resources

Web Finds

Twinleaf Journal Twinleaf Journal , an online publication of the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants,...

Favorite or New Plant

Loquat There are few fruit trees with as much landscape potential as loquat. Once derided for being...
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Regional Reminders

  • Controlling English Ivy
  • Tending a Pineapple Flower
  • Making Herb Vinegar
  • Saving Woodpecker Trees
  • Repairing Damaged Ponds

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