Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden


Doubles, Anyone?

Botanists disregard them, calling double flowers no more than a "sport of nature." Gardeners disagree. Camellias, impatiens, roses, daylilies, daffodils, and other plant families produce some double flowers that we value in our gardens for their large,...
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Web Finds

Extreme Pumpkins Internet retailer Tom Nardone has a hobby and you've got to see it to really appreciate his art....

Favorite or New Plant

Dwarf Wax Myrtle Plant the smells of the holiday season with the aromatic, dependably evergreen dwarf wax myrtle...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spray for Cabbageworms
  • Plan for Daffodil Days
  • Groom Plants
  • Prepare Strawberry Beds
  • Caring for Camellias

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