Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily

National News

Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. It’s hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...

Identify Your Plants Via E-mail

It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...

New, Stronger String Trimmer

Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...

Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?

Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...

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In the Garden

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Alternative Ways of Gardening

People create all sorts of gardens for a variety of reasons. Some clever garden designs are inspired by physical limitations, others just seem like good ideas. I recently created a box garden that eliminates the need to dig in the ground and thus...
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Resources

Web Finds

GreenCare for Troops Visit Project EverGreen for plenty of information about green space and projects nationwide,...

Favorite or New Plant

'Ever Red Sunset' Loropetalum Been looking for a reliable red to rule your garden? Released by McCorkle Nursery as part of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Root Crops
  • Decorate With Dried Garden Flowers
  • Go Gourd Crazy
  • Sow Flowers
  • Store Sweet Potatoes

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