Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden


Long Life for Shrubs

When it comes to woody plants, I am a nursery-hopping fool. Shrubs, especially, intrigue me with their variety of colors, shapes, and flowers. The time I spend on them in spring pays off all year. Prepare for Dry Weather There is no way to...
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Shows & Events

USF Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Festival USF Botanic Gardens spreads over 16 acres of gardens and greenbelt on the USF Tampa campus with a...

Favorite or New Plant

Bamboo Palm Too many gardeners look down on bamboo palm, maybe because it is so easy to grow once you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Hummers Happy
  • Lookout for Lawns
  • Get After Slugs
  • Choose Tomato Varieties
  • Tend Fruit Crops

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