Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden

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Garden Odds and Ends

No major hurricanes, tornadoes in December, more rain more often than even we are accustomed to ... 2006 was unusual. Conditions took their toll on many gardens, including more than a few blighted tomato plants. A ride through new subdivisions and newly...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Big "Do" in Brownsville The 7th Annual Brownsville International Birding and Nature Festival is scheduled for February 15...

Books

Plant Names Revealed New from publisher/editor Betty Mackey and www.mackeybooks.com is Who Does Your Garden Grow?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Aerate Wet and Sloppy Compost
  • Prevent Petal Blight
  • Rejuvenate Cast Iron Plant
  • Clean Tools
  • Use Jute Twine for Trellises

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