Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Spooky New Peppers

National News

Halloween can come early to your garden this year. The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA has developed two new hot pepper cultivars that will add an eerie note to your vegetable or...

More Garden Darkness

Black leaves aren’t the only means of bringing a dusky note into your garden. Some plants have flowers of such a deep color as to appear almost black. One such beauty is the Black Lenten Rose (...

Helping Our Native Pollinators

By now, most of us have heard of the threat to honeybees from colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that can decimate entire hives, and the concern over the impact of this decline on our...

Ocean, Lake and River Friendly Gardening

Ever stop to wonder where all the excess fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and gardens end up? A lot of it makes its way to nearby waterways, causing pollution and algal blooms that deplete...

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In the Garden


Pruning for Effect

Some say the mark of a true gardener is the ability to prune and the ability not to. It is certainly true that random pruning is about as unpleasant to witness as a madly overgrown landscape. Somewhere in between lies the value of timely pruning....
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Favorite or New Plant

Rosa 'Darcy Bussell' 'Darcey Bussell' is a 3'x3' shrub, a front-of-the-bed rose, reblooming in clusters that open red...

Tool or Gardening Product

Potato Grow Bag Gardeners Supply solves the problem of heavy cold soil with their Potato Bin. Made of porous...
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Regional Reminders

  • Scale insects
  • Last call for veges
  • Seedling failures
  • Good soil, better results
  • Louisiana iris

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