Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sourcing Organic Seeds

National News

For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...

Plant Sales Support Medical Research

Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...

Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients

Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...

New Orange Eggplant

Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...

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In the Garden


Comfortable Resolutions

My December decisions include: What New Year's resolutions should I make for myself and the landscape? Well, I'm resolved to have a more comfortable garden in 2007, and here's how. Gripping News In the past five years, I have tried numerous kinds...
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Favorite or New Plant

Aloe Vera Called "burn plant" because of its soothing properties, aloe vera belongs in every home. And once...

Clever Gardening Technique

Espaliered Fruit Short on space, but hungry for homegrown fruit? A brick wall, chain-link fence, or simple...
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Regional Reminders

  • Caring for Poinsettias
  • Resist Topping That Plant
  • Take Advantage of Bulb Sales
  • Mow Now
  • Rejuvenate Staghorn Ferns

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