Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


Flamingos as Hardscape?

People everywhere, but especially gardeners in our region, are choosing to spend more time out in the garden. Stone patios and fireplaces are in, along with more elaborate and personally tailored pools and outdoor spas. Those installations form the...
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Web Finds

The Cactus and Succulent Society The pages of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America site are dense with photos so they may...

Favorite or New Plant

Flame of the Woods Such a romantic-sounding name, but the plant called Flame of the Woods ( Ixora coccinea ) is not...
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Regional Reminders

  • Preventing Damping Off
  • Trick Fence Climbers
  • Make Beds Wider for More Planting Space
  • Remove Soggy Foliage and Mulch
  • Have a Good Reason to Prune

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