Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Compact Magnolias for Early Spring Blooms

National News

Magnolia trees are popular for their flowers, which bloom in late winter or early spring. The trees are majestic and the flowers are colorful, with a unique sweet fragrance. However, many magnolia...

New Ergonomic Kitchen Cutter

It's important to have the right tools when you're working in the kitchen. While sharp knives are great for many jobs, chopping vegetables with a knife can be time-consuming and requires a cutting...

A New Way to Repair Your Dog-Damaged Lawn

Dogs maybe man's best friends, but they certainly aren't friends to your lawn. Dogs urinating on the lawn can cause brown, dead spots. Dedicating a certain area for your dog helps, and watering...

A Clover of a Different Color

White or Ladino clover is usually thought of as a weed in lawns or as a forage crop for animals. However, there are some attractive varieties of white clover gardeners can grow as a ground cover....

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In the Garden


See What's NOT There

Sometimes the beauty you see in a garden isn't the plants. It's the setting itself, the architecture of the garden. When the "bones" of a garden stick out like sore thumbs, the design is not soothing to the eye and the plants get lost. When the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Snake Plant This sanseveria deserves better than its two common names allow -- snake plant and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Cobrahead Cobrahead tools are made in Wisconsin, but you'll swear they were made for southern soils. As...
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Regional Reminders

  • Root Jasmine
  • Tend to Yellowing Gardenias
  • Help Decorations Last Longer
  • Overseed Rye Grass
  • Amaryllis Tips

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