Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Magnolia

National News

Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...

Versatile Garden Planter

It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...

The Ultimate Gardener

It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...

Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide

Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....

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In the Garden


Seasons of Sorts

Gardening in our regions can be challenging for anyone who divides the year into the seasons of the calendar. We have our own way of defining seasons here, where "spring" seems to last a day and "summer" fills at least two quarters of the annum. Yet we...
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Web Finds

Florida Gardener Many great Web sites get a glance, but once we find the information we're seeking, we surf on to...

Favorite or New Plant

Anastasia After she bought our first clothes dryer, my mother used the clothesline to grow passionflowers,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Soakers and Drips
  • Early Aphids
  • Rose Care
  • Vegetables
  • Mosquito Cleanup

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