Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden

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Pondering Gates

On a recent walk through the French Quarter, gates both open and closed invited a look at the gardens inside. If a fence exists, its gate should match it in materials and size. But some gates simply deserve attention and create whimsy in the landscape....
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Resources

Books

Gardening Experience If you can relate to the old adage, "Don't bite off more than you can chew," then The $64 Tomato...

Favorite or New Plant

Hens and Chicks The Sempervivum family of succulent plants has one member every sunny garden needs -- the happy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keeping Crape Myrtles Free of Mildew
  • Solving Tomato Fruit Problems
  • Spray Epsom Salts
  • Help Weed Storm-Damaged Areas
  • Stop Pruning

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