Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning, Compact Nasturtium

National News

‘Empress of India’ nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...

New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea

The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and ‘Annabelle’, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...

No-Mess Instant Compost Tea

Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...

Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...

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In the Garden


Harvest Time

When it comes to deciding when to harvest different sorts of plants, a few guidelines can be helpful. Too Bitter, Too Late "Bolting" is the term used to describe vegetable and herbs in the process of going to seed. Neat clumps develop stems and...
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Herbs in Our Zones So much romance surrounds the subject of herbs, it can be difficult to get good information that...

Favorite or New Plant

Lemongrass This member of the mint family is a lovely clumping garden plant, full of flavor ready to add...
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Regional Reminders

  • Feed Caladiums
  • Repair the Lawn
  • Plant Southern Peas
  • Inspect Strawberry Plants
  • Prune Shrubs

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