Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden

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From My Yard and Yours

A handmade wreath gathered from the garden, or a mixed pot of colorful plants including some of your own make practical but fun last-minute gifts for gardeners. Wreath-making starts with a sturdy base, either purchased or made from your own vines or...
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Resources

Books

Florida Gardening The long-awaited second edition of Monica Moran Brandies' essential manual, Florida Gardening;...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars PowerGear Tools One in three Americans will experience arthritis, and unfortunately some of them will find their...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repelling Greenhouse Ants
  • Make Propagating Pots
  • Reduce Transplant Shock
  • Don't Overfertilize New Plants
  • Keeping a Potted Conifer

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