Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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In the Garden


Packed Pots

A great joy of container gardening is filling -- and refilling -- an ever-growing collection with plants of all sorts. But how much space do those additions really need to thrive? That depends on the factors of what, where, and why. Ask yourself: 1)...
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Web Finds

Invasive Species Let your tax dollars work for you to learn about invasive species in your area: From the...


A Better Garden Calendar Garden Notes This Year by Betty Mackey (B. B. Mackey Books, 2008) is 112 pages long and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Florida Arbor Day
  • Tropics Tip
  • Soapy Solutions
  • Seed Time
  • Coastal Clean-Up

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