Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best New Flowers

National News

Every spring, garden centers are filled with new varieties of brightly colored annual flowers. Here are some of the best new choices available for planting this year. ‘Zowie! Yellow Flame’...

Organic Rules?

When does "organic" not mean "organic?" When the labels aren’t clear. The growth in the organic food industry continues to climb at about 20 percent per year. However, when shopping for organic...

New Red-Leaved Peach

Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. ‘Bonfire’ ornamental peach ( Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’) has long, thin dark...

New Environmentally Friendly Wood Treatment

Wood pressure-treated with CCA has been pulled from the market for its leaching of toxic chemicals into the environment. Substitutes such as recycled plastic wood and wood pressure-treated with...

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In the Garden

2003

First Impressions

Make a positive statement with your choice of "dooryard" plants, the ones you and your visitors see just before stepping indoors. A set of steps going up to a porch, or a pair of columns framing the door offer perfect spots for color and texture. Start...
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Resources

Web Finds

BeeSource.com If you are interested in healthy gardens, you should be interested in bees. Their plight,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs Don't put off pruning deciduous shrubs until the only thing to do is mow them down! Get a grip on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Houseplant Spa
  • Clean Houseplants of Insects
  • Grow Your Own Easter Basket Grass
  • Reduce Water and Fertilizer on Cacti
  • Get Started Composting

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