Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden

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The Power of Orange

Orange can be prominent in our gardens as well as in our lunch boxes and fruit baskets. The color orange creates instant warm spots, whether it is a pot of surfinia in the courtyard, crossandra by the door, or a stand of African marigolds in the herb...
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Resources

Web Finds

Floridata.com Floridata.com may be devotedly state-centric, but the plants described and much more are...

Books

Kitchen Gardens For Us At last, a handy reference for the potager gardens in our region. Most of us have them, even if...
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Regional Reminders

  • Growing Green and Yellow Beans
  • Plant Melons on the Southern Coasts
  • Watch for Insects on Okra
  • Cut Roses to Promote Reblooming
  • Encouraging Ground Covers

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