Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden


Pruning Time

While gardeners in the Tropics region are relishing the height of their "winter season," gardeners along the Southern Coasts are pruning something every week, weather permitting. Some landscape plants are different in the two regions, but both have...
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Shows & Events

Master Gardener It takes time, and it takes training. You'll learn new things, sweat a little or a lot, and give...

Favorite or New Plant

Angel Trumpet for Containers At last, a Brugmansia ('Angel's Dream') that is short of stature but long on flowers. Dozens of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Exposed Tree Roots
  • Daffodils and Epsom Salts
  • Petal Blight
  • Potatoes in Pots
  • Seedling Care

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