Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

American Hosta Growers Association has selected ‘Earth Angel’ as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. ‘Earth Angel’ is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...

New Kitchen Scrap Composter

Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you don’t have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...

Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch

Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...

Updated Drip Irrigation Book

Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...

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In the Garden


New Orleans Renaissance

I visited the New Orleans Botanic Garden recently for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Wherever there is disaster, hope follows closely behind. When scores of volunteers join a dedicated staff, hope becomes a beautiful reality as it has at NOBG....
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Web Finds

Public Gardens If you're planning a trip, put public gardens on your list and use the American Public Garden...

Favorite or New Plant

Giant Bird -- Of Paradise, Of Course Strelitzia nicolai 'White Bird of Paradise' is stunning. If you're always looking for a plant...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mosaic Pots
  • Fire Wisdom
  • Weed Routine
  • Tropic Zone Notes
  • Coast Notes

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