Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden


Geranium Myths Busted

In much of our nation, zonal geraniums are the traditional Mother's Day gift plant. Here, we grow both seedling and zonal types. Defining Geraniums My fondness for geraniums began with a package of seed and extended to pots full of double red...
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Web Finds

Salt Tolerant Plants Landscaping along our coasts can be beautiful when the plants are well-chosen for their ability...

Favorite or New Plant

William Shakespeare 2000 English Rose The latest releases from David Austin Roses are selections growing on their own roots. For those...
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Regional Reminders

  • Perk up Pansies
  • Divide to Multiply
  • Grow Healthy Seedlings
  • Use Blue Tones in the Garden
  • Recycle Bulbs

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