Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden


Skillful Repotting

Winter and spring are traditional times to repot plants, but there are exceptions to every gardening rule. Anytime a container plant has a problem sustaining itself, it's time to repot, regardless of season. You may see roots growing out the drain...
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Favorite or New Plant

Madagascar Dragon Plant Such a mean-sounding name for such a sweet plant! This Dracaena marginata is a classic...

Clever Gardening Technique

Direct-Seeding in Fall Too many gardeners shy away from sowing seeds directly into garden soil for one of several...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Raised Beds
  • Storing Tender Bulbs
  • Plant Yaupon Holly
  • Spread Lime in Fall
  • Multiplying Onions

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