Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cool Peppers for Cool Climates

National News

Peppers are heat lovers, no doubt about that. They relish a long season of warmth. But gardeners in areas with short growing seasons love peppers, which is why many are always on the lookout for...

Peak Phlox Performance

Garden phlox, when well grown, is one of the glories of the midsummer garden, its large heads of flowers adding color, fragrance, and stature to flower beds as the many early summer blooming...

Project BudBurst

It may still be cold in many parts of the country, but we've turned the corner toward springtime and the days are getting longer. It won't be too much longer before buds are bursting out all over....

Celebrating Urban Birds

Want to learn more about how you can help birds in urban environments, participate as a citizen scientist in the study of these feathered creatures, or simply celebrate their presence amidst all...

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In the Garden


Choose Interesting Trees

Gardeners should be heralded for their desire to create unforgettable landscapes that are rich in details and different from the norm. One way to make sure your garden will be memorable is to include trees that shed their bark or show off wild thorny...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bird's Nest Fern There are ferns, and then there are bird's nest ferns (Asplenium spp.) that break most of the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Power Gear Pruner As the garden ages, the caliper of plant material to be pruned gets bigger. I daresay all of us...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Crape Myrtles Pruned
  • Finish Planting Fruit Trees
  • Resod Turf
  • Fertilize Indoor Plants
  • Plant Cabbage and Other Cool Season Veggies

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