Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Ample Harvest

National News

Did you count your blessings this Thanksgiving for a table set with a delicious feast? Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to enjoy such bounty. As a gardener, one way you can help...

Summer Jewels

Although winter is getting ready to extend its icy grip over much of the country, it's never too early to start dreaming about and planning for next summer's garden! And Salvia 'Summer Jewel...

Wild Ones

If you are interested in native plants and natural landscaping, it's time to go wild! Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental and advocacy organization that works to preserve biodiversity...

Climate Conscious Gardening

Thinking global, acting local is a motto that gardeners can follow to do their part to offset the effects of climate change. The Climate Conscious Gardener , part of the acclaimed series of...

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In the Garden


Grow Easy Aloes

There is a plant group that has something for everybody and deserves more attention than it gets. Aloes are much more than burn cures. Choose Aloe Species 500 species, or particular types, of aloes have been identified, all native to Africa....
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Favorite or New Plant

String of Pearls The Senecio genus is home to plants that do not look alike but do have similar growing needs....

Tool or Gardening Product

Trowels for Tasks Choosing the right tool for the job makes every garden job easier to accomplish. I have four...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Green Onions
  • Prevent Camellia Petal Blight
  • Spare the Shears
  • Water Wisely
  • Plant Acorns

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