Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder’s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Worth the Wait

Bromeliads are a love it or not plant family. The anti-bromeliad types say they are expensive, aren't edible, and die after flowering. I say, "Humbug!" Living "Vases" Where else can you get a living vase of colorful leaves with stunning flowers...
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Web Finds

Earth Times One of the joys of the Internet is the ability to reach to other places that share at least some...

Favorite or New Plant

Canna australis Deep, wine red leaves caught my eye first, then I noticed the Canna australis was growing in a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tropical Veggies
  • Coastal Crops
  • Happy Hummingbirds
  • Annual Redo
  • Seed Saving

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