Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden


Potted lettuce

The advantages of planting lettuce and other salad makings in containers can be summed up in one word: Better! Why pots It is true that gardeners in our regions can grow lettuce in garden beds. But if you have ever tried to harvest oakleaf and...
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Web Finds

Alabama Cooperative Extension Those who cultivate wildflowers or simply appreciate them find plenty to love in autumn. Our...

Favorite or New Plant

Moonlight Philodendron After I did a recent television segment on WLOX Biloxi, several people wrote to me asking about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Camellia care
  • Wildflower seed tips
  • Fall lawn repair
  • Let it age
  • Rethinking raised beds

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