Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden


Boost Garden Color with Annuals

Gardeners know that even the best perennial beds and borders have their slack times. When the view is less than spectacular, be glad for reliable annual flowers. Design for Annuals A great garden reflects the personal style of its gardener....
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Tool or Gardening Product

Hormex Liquid Concentrate I have been using Hormex Rooting Powder for decades to root all sorts of plants. Its hormones are...

Favorite or New Plant

Weeping Bottlebrush The sight of this shrub in full bloom makes me smile. Weeping bottlebrush (Callistemon...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs
  • Lookout for Hibiscus Sawfly
  • Grow Better Seedlings
  • Keep Eyes on Aphids
  • Take Action Against Lawn Weeds

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