Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden

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Shears and Loppers and Saws, Oh My!

Why plants get pruned has more to do with the gardener than with the plant, unfortunately. Some people develop a serious fear of pruning anything. Maybe you think you'll kill the plant or stunt its growth, or you did a bit of tip pruning to a rose or...
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Resources

Books

Florida's Native Plants It takes more than 380 pages to cover the subject of Florida native plants in Native Florida...

Tool or Gardening Product

T-8 Fluorescent Bulbs Finally, those of us who grow indoors under lights have an energy-efficient, full-spectrum light....
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Fabric Mulch
  • Watch for Brown Patch on Lawn
  • Keep Feeders Full
  • Keep Fertilizing Annuals
  • Finish Planting Deciduous Plants, Potatoes, and Corn

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