Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden


Cold-Damaged Plants

Dead or not, that is the question for many gardeners this month. Unusually cold temperatures slid into our regions with the New Year, but not all their consequences can be known yet. Right away the melted detris shows up, rosebuds and camellia flowers...
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Web Finds Based in San Francisco, Orchidmania is a volunteer organization concerned about HIV/AIDS use...

Favorite or New Plant

'Aloha' Tea Rose Not a hybrid tea, but rather an old-fashioned tea rose, 'Aloha' is my ideal garden bed rose for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Seed Starting
  • Compost Tip
  • Care for Daffodils
  • Make the Bed
  • Indoor Plant Pests

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