Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Two-Toned Veronica

National News

Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...

Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer

Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...

Variegated Paraguay Nightshade

When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...

Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer

Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe they’ve discovered the Achilles...

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In the Garden


Draining Issues

With some parts of our region awash in winter rain, now's a good time to consider the importance of all sorts of drainage. Gumbo, clay, or sand -- our soils are considered "humid." In essence, that means the individual particles of soil are rich in...
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Shows & Events

Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show Mark your calendar for February 23-25, 2007, when the Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show is...

Web Finds

Safe Lawns If you've wondered why some gardeners insist on using only certified organic products,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clear a Space
  • Beware Poisonous Plants
  • Plant Veggies in Southern Region
  • Plant Cole Crops in Tropical Areas
  • Try Different Palms

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