Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden


Find Your Garden Style

We go to garden shows each spring to see the latest in new plants, learn something from professionals and veteran gardeners, and to seek out our personal garden style. Establishing Garden Mood Everything you do in the garden establishes the mood...
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Favorite or New Plant

Mickey Mouse Plant You may have seen Xanthosoma sagittifolium albomarginatum or know it as variegated elephant...

Tool or Gardening Product

The Big Scoop Sometimes called a grain scoop or a compost scoop, this tool looks like a large aluminum snow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Smart about Saucers
  • Fertilize Wisely
  • Choose Plants for Baskets
  • Choose Plants for Ponds
  • Find the Perfect Pot

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