Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden


Looking Ahead

Autumn is flying by, and with its departure comes the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. Perhaps the biggest factor in choosing which ones to plant is whether they drop their leaves each fall or not. The basic differences between deciduous...
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Web Finds

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Thirty miles south of Tallahassee, the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge offers incredible habitat for...

Favorite or New Plant

Cotton Rose Hibiscus mutabilis , also known as cotton rose and confederate rose, is actually neither cotton...
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Regional Reminders

  • Even Out New Sod
  • Pruning Vines
  • Plant Palmetto Pups
  • Renew Geraniums
  • Decorate With Okra

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