Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


More Plants for You

I have more to say about techniques for propagating plants, as discussed in the column prior to this one. But there's more to consider if you're serious about making more plants. Peat Pots and Beyond When you're a little nutty about starting...
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Garden Sheds Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways , by Debra Prinzing (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2008) won...

Clever Gardening Technique

A Different Rooting Medium For truly tiny seeds, like flowering tobacco and impatiens, try this: Clean a plastic container...
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Regional Reminders

  • Camellia Patrol
  • Wildflower Reseeding
  • Lawn Repair
  • Age is Good
  • Raised Beds

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