Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

National News

It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden


In Celebration of Broccoli

Our regions have grown cabbage and collards for more than a century, but both fall way short of broccoli's popularity in 2011. Broccoli is a fine source of potassium, iron, vitamins A and C, carotene, dietary fiber and antioxidants, topping most lists...
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Terrariums "If there is one thing I've learned through my life, it is that green is the color of serenity."...

Favorite or New Plant

Red Abyssinian Banana Previous generations considered banana plants and canna lilies perfect for growing dense hedges...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Cast Iron Plant
  • Spruce Up Strawberry Beds
  • Use Bottom Heat for Quicker Germination
  • Prune Wisely
  • Propagate Plants with Leaves

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