Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden


Long-Lived Flowering Gifts

Potted amaryllis, azaleas, and tulips all wrapped in foil and bows are nice to get, but what you do with them after the holiday passes depends on the gift and the giftee ... you. Some popular tropical plants often given as gifts come from higher...
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Native Ferns, Moss, and Grasses If William Cullina hadn't decided to write about plants, he could've been a seriously funny joke...

Tool or Gardening Product

Spinosad We can send satellites spinning into space, but no one's found a way to fill even one with the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Investing in Asparagus Futures
  • Tend Tea Roses
  • Plant Potatoes and Corn
  • Prep Planting Beds
  • Refresh Mulch Around Shrubs

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