Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


Leaves, Bold and Beautiful

Tropical foliage plants encompass a huge group that's ideal for growing in our region. Their routine care in winter can make for an even bigger show for the rest of the year. No Fear Prunophobia haunts many gardeners when it comes to cutting back...
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Shows & Events

SE Flower Show If you're heading to Atlanta next weekend for the Southeast Flower Show, stop by for my talk on...

Favorite or New Plant

Dumbcane Dieffenbachia 'Rudolf Roehrs' is a stunning tropical beauty, introduced in 1937, that actually...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Iris Problems
  • Rejuvenate Nonblooming Daylilies
  • Prevent Tip Burn
  • Help Hibiscus Hold Onto Their Buds
  • Prune Bougainvilleas

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