Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden


Tropical Flair

We almost take tropical plants for granted and use them year round in beds and containers, indoors and out. Some deserve singling out for their leaf patterns, sweet, surprising flowers and bold contrasts. Wild Leaf Colors With well-drained soil,...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Twinkle' Eggplant Some say every eggplant tastes the same, but those are usually the folks who aren't crazy about...

Tool or Gardening Product

Preen for Organic Gardens Oil-based and 100% organic, this version of an old favorite product is new to most markets. Like...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Careful Composting Weeds
  • Turn Compost
  • Treat Yellowing Evergreens
  • Avod Blossom End Rot
  • Recycle Mulch

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