Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden


Grow Your Own Food

Those who do not grow at least some of their own food often think the rest of us are crazy. Why spend all that time and energy when food stores and local markets have it all? For good exercise, surely, and time outdoors, but mostly because home grown...
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Favorite or New Plant

Foxtail Agave Also called swan's neck, lion's tail, and spineless agave, Agave attenuata resembles its family...

Tool or Gardening Product

Pruning Stik Tree Pruner If you are tired of heavy pole pruners and sick of trying to keep their ropes from tangling, try...
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy a Great Tree
  • Treat Your Christmas Tree Right
  • Christmas Greens Care
  • Float Camellias
  • Force Paperwhites

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