Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden


Southern Snow

Sometimes a record isn't worth breaking, at least from the gardener's point of view. The city of Houston in our Southern Coasts region saw its earliest snow ever on December 5. The storm then swept across the Gulf South, leaving record amounts of the...
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Shows & Events

Holiday Lights in the Gardens Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo (Pinewood Cultural Park, Pinellas County) is all lit up and...

Favorite or New Plant

Adam's Needle Native to our regions, this yucca is much maligned by some. But it will grow almost anywhere, has...
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Regional Reminders

  • Limb Up Shrubs
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Rehab Lawn
  • Enjoy Brussels Sprouts
  • Make a Centerpiece from the Backyard

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