Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden

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Weeding Woes

I kept a column on my bulletin board for several years that celebrated the joys of weeding. At least that's what the writer found in this mindless task. Though I do find a rather meditative zone in repetitive motion, my muttered mantra goes like this,...
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Resources

Books

Growing Chinese Vegetables Too many people think that broccoli is a Chinese vegetable, since it's included in too many...

Favorite or New Plant

'Teacup' Colocasia One of our favorite plant families for its assortment of elephant ears, most gardeners in our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fruit to Thin
  • Dethatching Clues
  • Organic Surge
  • Gardenia Issues
  • Rose Care After Bloom

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