Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Fall Planting and Planning

With the approach of cooler temperatures comes several weeks of fine weather for gardeners to plant almost everything and prepare soils for future projects. Prepare for New Plants Whether you are putting in new beds or preparing new spots within...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bird's Nest Fern When asked to suggest a plant that could move from a shady porch to the indoor garden of a house...

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow a Pineapple We take pineapple for granted. Fresh, canned, and dried pineapple, with its incredible...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Climbing Roses
  • Plant Herb Gifts
  • Save Seeds
  • Clean Up Pots and Saucers
  • Stop Mosquitoes

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