Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Vine Time

For some gardeners, vines of any sort are the enemy because they often creep right out of their designated space. This plant group may not be for you, unless you like verdant, florific vines running everywhere. My own love affair began with a sweet...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Garden Rocker Seat I had heard that this tool existed, but when I saw one on a friend's garden path, I knew I had to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sweet, Sentimental Topiaries Hydrangeas get positively elegant when you dress them up for the holidays. Hydrangeas hold their...
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Regional Reminders

  • Right Tree
  • Choosing Containers
  • Amaryllis Tips
  • Bulb Depth
  • Safe Cuts

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