Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden


Autumn hues

It's called "fall color" in other parts of the country, but green still dominates our regions. We do have plants that change color this time of year and others that are just coming into their own. Plumes are Flowers Ornamental grasses offer great...
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Favorite or New Plant

Grassy Lassie Aloe If you like succulents that bloom with more than one bloom stalk at a time, Grassy Lassie is for...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bulb Planters Bulb planters are everywhere this time of year, and look tempting hanging next to the bags of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Root Crops
  • Dried Decorating
  • Gourd Crazy
  • Sow Some
  • Sweet Potatoes

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