Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


Do Some Heavy Pruning

For anyone who has tried to stop a relative from pruning too severely or at the wrong time, take heart. Some plants can and should be pruned hard this month. Cut the Grass Ornamental grasses and smaller clumping ground covers need rejuvenation,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Anthurium Also called flamingo flower, anthurium is known for its flowers. Slicker than patent leather, the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create New Space If you are planting a new raised bed for vegetables or flowers, it is tempting and sometimes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Quick to Snip
  • Clean Up Poinsettias
  • Prevent Poisoning
  • Plant Now
  • Pick a Palm

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