Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


Gifting Gardeners

'Tis the season, and gardeners can be surprisingly difficult to please. Forget the new garden hose -- that's the gift equivalent of a steam iron! Whether it's all the components of a bird-feeding station, or a single item like a large cart, good taste...
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Favorite or New Plant

Red Desert Rose What a grand alternative to poinsettias! The bulbous "foot" of the red desert rose ( Adenium...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dew Drop Hummingbird Feeder A sweet gift, literally. The Parasol Dew Drop Hummingbird Feeder reservoir is handblown from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Cut Trees Fresh
  • Choose Living Trees Carefully
  • Extend the Life of Garlands
  • Caring for Magnolias
  • Give Easy-Care Orchids

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