Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


Coastal Comeback

Take a look at the Gulf Coast if you want to see urban forestry at work every day. Agencies and volunteers, including the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, organize events and marshal sponsors for tree-planting projects as part of recovery efforts since...
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Historic and Venerable Plants If you're interested in plants of the Middle East and Africa, here's a book you won't want to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Getting the Most Out of Bird Netting Too often the directions or drawings on garden products are confusing. You try to solve a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Finish Planting Vegetables in Tropical Areas
  • Try These Beans
  • Move Indoor Ladybugs to the Garden
  • Tend Azaleas
  • Starting a Lawn

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