Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Container Glory

Like potato chips, nobody can have just one container plant. Large and small, fancy and plain, once you get this bug, you'll want it to multiply. The first plant ever given to me was a red wax-leaf begonia, and it must have been a tough cookie....
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Favorite or New Plant

Jade Plant Maybe jade plant has fallen from favor, but it deserves more credit for great form, strong color,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Safer's 3-in-1 Garden Spray If you haven't tried Neem yet, check out this product. Safer has long been recognized in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Growing Slips
  • Check Depth of Mulch
  • Filling in Around Ground Covers
  • Fertilize Squash
  • Tolerating Oak Blister

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