Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden

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Take Time for Tending Shrubs

Spring comes on so fast, and people are busy, but don't overlook the simple care it takes to keep flowering shrubs happy and healthy, growing buds for next year's blooms. The Early Weeks The shrubs in your garden begin parading their blooms in...
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Resources

Web Finds

Alabama Butterfly Garden The extensive Plant an Alabama Butterfly Garden Web site from Alabama Cooperative Extension...

Favorite or New Plant

Flame of the Woods Flame of the woods ( Ixora ), aka jungle geranium or jungle flame, is a standard of tropical and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Help Annuals Withstand Cold Snaps
  • Make Way for Cool Additions
  • Keep Moving Plants In and Out
  • Resist the Snip
  • Pruning Banana Plants

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