Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It’s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It’s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden

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Bugging Out

Precious pollinators and other beneficial insects are vulnerable to many of the controls commonly used with voracious insect pests. Your job is to create a balanced environment, where the troublemakers are few but the "good guys" can flourish. Luckily,...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Allamanda Vine Allamanda vine comes and goes in popularity, but I couldn't live without it. The first I saw --...

Clever Gardening Technique

Custom Cachepots Cachepots add a fast dose of style to containers of all kinds, and they can be made from almost...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pruning Tomato Suckers
  • Spread Ashes in Gardens
  • Time to Lime
  • Caring for Azaleas
  • Tying Vines

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