Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden


How We Garden

America's favorite flower is the rose, the flower of passion and love. April is National Garden Month, time to make a pledge to "garden smarter" so we have more time to enjoy those roses ... and tomatoes, too. What Mama Said People get gardening...
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Web Finds

Your Florida Backyard Marianne Cowley says that her site, Your Florida Backyard , has information about the plants...

Clever Gardening Technique

Fire Ant Strategy All our good intentions go out the window when fire ant mounds pop up in the garden, and for good...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilizing Tomatoes
  • Try New Pepper Varieties
  • Pamper Azaleas
  • Don't Overdo Mulch
  • Prune Fatsias

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