Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden

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Think Outside the (Gift) Box

Gardeners need "stuff" of all sorts, all year long. Use the choice of a holiday gift to deliver what they really want, and give back to Nature, too. Practical and Personal Garden Gifts A top-quality tool always pleases, especially if it's better...
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Resources

Books

Growing and Using Citrus Citrus: How to Grow and Use Citrus Fruits, Flowers, and Foliage by Monica Brandies is a new...

Favorite or New Plant

Norfolk Pine South of Orlando, Norfolk Island pine grows outdoors, as it does in its namesake Southern...
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate Night-Blooming Jasmine
  • Keep Your Gardenia Thriving
  • Keep Holiday Trees and Greens Fresh
  • Overseed with Ryegrass
  • Care for Amaryllis Gifts

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