Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Roses for Your Valentine

National News

It will be Valentine's Day soon, and what better gift to give a loved one than roses. But instead of spending lots of money on cut flowers that will wither in a week’s time, why not treat your...

Sweet Raisin Cherry Tomato

Cherry tomatoes are a popular summer garden vegetable and a favorite with kids. There are many varieties available, such as 'Sungold' and 'Super Sweet 100', that tout a high sugar content. They...

New Environmentally Friendly Slow-Release Fertilizer

Fertilizers are added to lawns and gardens across the country at alarming rates. While they may be necessary for plant growth, excess fertilizer runs off into streams, rivers, and waterways,...

2010 Garden Trends

It's a new decade and new trends are sprouting up everywhere. Gardening is no exception! Each year, the Garden Media Group polls professionals in the lawn and garden industry to see what they...

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In the Garden


Birds, Berries, and your Garden

The view out the window on a wet winter day is still nice: As soon as the sun comes out, the birds head for the berried shrubs. Watching them feast has become a much anticipated winter ritual. How long will the nandinas last? How long will they leave...
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Web Finds

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council This nonprofit's Web site is well worth your time and can be found by clicking here: FLEPPC ....


Talking Dirt Annie Spiegelman had me with this factoid in her new book, Talking Dirt : "One gram of soil may...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fabric Mulch
  • Brown Patch
  • Feeder Patrol
  • Don't Stop
  • Last Call

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