Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Roses

National News

There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...

A Deer Control Roundup

Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...

A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew

For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...

New Arabian Lilac

Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea ‘Fascination’), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...

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In the Garden


Pruning Garden Roses

America's favorite flower, the rose, touches the senses with pure joy, color, and fragrance. Caring for them begins now with proper pruning for each type. Rose Families Hybrid tea roses are the commonly available rose, and if you are willing to...
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Web Finds

Roses in Miami-Dade County As this What About Growing Roses in Miami-Dade County article from the University of Florida...

Clever Gardening Technique

Rooting Leaves With a technique too seldom used and yet so impressive to watch, you can make new plants from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Potatoes
  • Rejuvenate Floppy Chives
  • Prune Butterfly Bush
  • Clip or Shear Evergreens
  • Give Seedlings Supplemental Light

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