Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Alstroemeria

National News

Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily is a common cut flower often used in floral bouquets. It is a versatile perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. The orchid-like flowers come in a variety of...

High Nitrogen Levels Reduce Health Benefits of Veggies

Many herbs and spices are known to contain potent antioxidant compounds. However, it’s not always clear how growing conditions affect the levels of antioxidants in plants. Researchers at...

Love at First Sight Rose Video

Roses are one of America’s best-loved flowers. Few home gardeners realize the time, energy, and money that go into breeding and growing a variety for market. A new variety takes years of trials...

Farmers for Hire: New Trend in Urban Gardening

In hard economic times everyone wants to cut costs. While growing your own food can save money and produce fresh, healthy vegetables in your own yard, it does take time and expertise. People in...

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In the Garden


Go Gardening for Gifts

This holiday season, give three gifts: one of time, another of talent, and one on the spur of the moment. Make it like gardening, where time and smarts get you going and the best things are often unexpected. Flats and Promises Take a moment to...
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Favorite or New Plant

Jade Plant A common houseplant worldwide, Crassula argentea should be grown outdoors by more gardeners in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Moist The squishy, clear, lumps that you sometimes see in potted plants are actually polymers that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Amaryllis Indoors
  • Cleaning Brick
  • Tie Plants with Jute
  • Tropics Tip
  • Southern Coasts Tip

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