Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Sunflower

National News

Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower. Over the past 20 years great strides have been made in breeding sunflowers to create shorter, multi-branching plants and more colorful flower...

Easier Way to Start Seeds

Trying to handle tiny seeds, such as carrot, pansy, and lettuce, and drop the right number into a cell pack can be tricky. With inexpensive seeds, there's no worry about using more than you need,...

Peppermint-Striped Hydrangea

The Forever & Ever line of big-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) features compact, mounding, 2- to 3-foot-tall shrubs that bloom on both old and new wood. The shrubs grow best in USDA...

Get to the Root of the Matter

Any gardener knows that plant roots are critical to growth, flowering, and fruiting. Strong roots enable plants to withstand pest attacks, adverse weather, and poor gardening practices. For the...

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In the Garden


Going Organic

Once considered "old timey," then "hippie chic," organic is now the cool and responsible way to garden. You may not have thought about it, but you're probably going organic already in some ways. When you choose locally adapted plant varieties, put mulch...
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Shows & Events

Master Gardener Training When you go to garden events, it seems there are always people in vests or T-shirts to teach,...


Container Garden Revolution So, who needs another kind of garden container? We all do, and this book delivers the goods....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant for Arbor Day
  • Cut Down Ornamental Grasses
  • Try Bubbly Water on Ants
  • Use Soap on Pests
  • Caring for Holiday Plants

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