Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Variegated Spurge

National News

Variegated plants are hot, but sometimes they can be finicky to grow. The new variegated-leaved spurge sets a new standard, with its unique shape and interesting flowers combined with drought...

Plant Misting Made Easy

During the hot days of summer, plants benefit from a misting of cool water, just like we do. The Plant Mister makes spritzing plants a breeze. It’s ideal for misting outdoor or indoor plants to...

A Quicker, Cleaner Oil Change

It's recommended that homeowners change the oil in lawn mowers, tillers, and tractors at least once during the growing season. Changing the oil regularly prevents engine overheating and wear,...

Using Willows to Root Roses

Late summer is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of roses and other woody shrubs to create new plants for spring. While the timing and technique is important when propagating woody shrubs...

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In the Garden


Tending Old Friends

If we are lucky gardeners, little houseplants grow big. If we adjust to their needs, we can enjoy their aging, and watch as they mature and reach amazing heights. Like so much of life, moderation is the key when growing tropical container plants for the...
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Web Finds

How Stuff Works If you're one of the millions of people who are allergic to poison ivy, check this How Stuff...

Favorite or New Plant

Jade Plant As a young graduate student, I went on a horticulture field trip through the commercial...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant for Fall
  • Inspect Damaged Trees
  • Caring for Citrus
  • Don't Ignore Mimosa
  • Cut Back Cereus

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