Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden


Passion for Propagation

I've decided to come clean. I think propagating plants is more fun than growing them the first time. If that makes me a weird, plant nerd sort of person, so be it. Fifty years have passed since the third grade girl broke a piece off the begonia and put...
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Shows & Events

Workshop: Growing Pecans and Fruits Pecans, Pomegranates, Blueberries, and Muscadines will be the subject of a free workshop on...

Tool or Gardening Product

Potato Rake I was reminded of the power of potato rakes when I was assigned the job of removing honeysuckle...
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Regional Reminders

  • Turning Leaves
  • Rake and Mulch
  • Help For Weak Trees
  • Hibiscus Haircut
  • Leaf lettuce

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