Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Water Issues

With rainfall unpredictable and municipal water costs rising in parts of our region, it may seem laughable to write about intentionally adding a water feature to your garden. Yet, dealing with water, even enjoying it, is essential. Fortunately,...
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Web Finds

Water Gardening in Texas Part of the charmingly named "aggie horticulture" sites, the Water Gardening in Texas site is...

Favorite or New Plant

Red Flare Water Lily Hardy in the tropical part of our region, 'Red Flare' water lily is not only beautiful, but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Drain or Don't
  • Canna Troubles
  • Rethinking Lawns
  • Yellowed Azaleas
  • Tomato Trouble

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