Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden


Essential Elements

More than anything else, a garden should be the place you want to come to at the end of a long day. After a hectic day, that means a nice place to sit. Messages in Materials When choosing a seat for the garden, comfort and style work together. A...
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Shows & Events

2006 Southeastern Flower Show Make plans now for a jaunt "up north" to Atlanta on February 8-12 for the 2006 Southeastern...

Web Finds

Culture of Camellias If there's a plant we love in winter, it's camellia. This huge group of named flowers has charmed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Hollies
  • Keeping Poinsettias
  • Cut Back Grasses
  • Mow Ryegrass
  • Watch for Fungus on Flowers

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