Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it’s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden

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Tending Shrubs

In all the hoopla of spring, when something new blooms every day, it's smart to stay ahead of the overall state of the shrubs in your garden. Start now with basic care and look out for common pests arriving with the vernal equinox. Where's the...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Lantern No, not the flowering maple that sometimes goes by this common name, though abutilons are very...

Shows & Events

Crosby Arboretum Events Crosby Arboretum, 370 Ridge Rd, Picayune, MS, is operated by MS State University. With 100+ acres...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fruit Tree Smarts
  • Tomatoes Galore
  • Slug and Snail Alert
  • Lawn Care Now
  • Hummingbirds Now

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