Coastal and Tropical South
National News - From NGA Editors
New Two-Toned Veronica
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 theyve discovered the Achilles...
In the Garden
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...
Safe Lawns If you've wondered why some gardeners insist on using only certified organic products,...
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- Clear a Space
- Beware Poisonous Plants
- Plant Veggies in Southern Region
- Plant Cole Crops in Tropical Areas
- Try Different Palms