Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden


Beneath Your Feet

Lawns and ground cover beds benefit from your attention now. In my last column I talked about how to prepare areas that need rejuvenating, and how to take grass cuttings for planting. Now we're on to the next step: planting. Turf Grass Once...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hoya 'Shooting Star' A visit to an old friend with a hoya 'Shooting Star' reminded me how beautiful this plant is, and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Stepping Stones Making your own stepping stones is sloppy good fun, and can begin with a simple square frame and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dividing Amaryllis Beds
  • Mixing Hummingbird Nectar
  • Plant Peas
  • Focus on Permanent Garden Fixtures
  • Prune Dried Foliage

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