Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2010
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National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden


Food Gardening Smarts

Notice I didn't say vegetable gardening, since fruit and herbs are a big part of the latest trends. Whether you call it a "recession garden", a path to healthier eating or a cheap alternative to joining a gym for regular exercise, food gardening is more...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Tumbling Tom' Tomatoes Available in tasty red and yellow varieties, these container or hanging basket tomatoes are easy...

Tool or Gardening Product

Eleanor's Garden Container Gardening Kit Growing vegetables in containers gives you more control over soil, water, and sunlight...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake that lawn
  • Crabgrass and its friends
  • Palm care
  • Keep pots neat
  • What to trim now

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