Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


Is Bigger Always Better?

Prizes are given for the biggest vegetables grown, but does size indicate quality of the produce or the gardener? If you seek that first place prize for tomato growing at a local nursery, maybe so. For best taste and nutrition, not so much. Thrifty...
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Web Finds

Seed Starting Information There's always a discussion among gardeners about where to get information about growing...

Tool or Gardening Product

Seed Growing Mat In many cases, the indoors of your home is not warm enough for ideal seed starting, but you can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Clumping Grasses
  • Don't Prune Too Much
  • Dig Proper Sized Holes for Tree Planting
  • Sow These Seeds in the Garden Now
  • Sow These Seeds Indoors for Later Transplanting

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