Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden


Contrast Power

Green may soothe the soul, but it can also be a cure for insomnia in the garden. A garden with too much of a good green thing calls out for plants with contrast to prevent garden boredom. Color Categories Shades of one color, even green, offer...
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Shows & Events

Migration Celebration The Migration Celebration and Butterfly Festival will take place on Sunday, April 9, at the...

Web Finds

Adding Solar Garden Lighting If you are unsure whether solar garden lights will work in your garden, or whether you should...
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Regional Reminders

  • Planting Vigorous Vines
  • Controlling Weeds
  • Sow Summer Annuals
  • Prepare Parsley Cubes
  • Deter Moles by Controlling Grubs

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