Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden


Smart Garden Seating

Whether you want a quiet spot to sit under a tree or plenty of places for holiday guests to perch, creating comfortable and convenient places to sit in the garden requires some thought about how you use -- or would like to use -- your outdoor spaces....
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Beautiful Gardens at Night The Garden at Night; Private Views of Public Edens (Chronicle Books, 2007; $40) is exactly...

Favorite or New Plant

Rosedown Plantation Gardenia This historic plant is single-flowered, rather small-leaved, and stiffly upright in its form. But...
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate Angel's Trumpet
  • Keep Weeding Woody Plants
  • Evaluate Compacted Lawn Areas
  • Watch for Chilli Thrips
  • Plant Sweet Peas

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