Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Thinking Pink

They say that it is a sign of personal growth to continue to learn, even to change one's mind occasionally in light of new experiences. If that is the case, I am clearly called to higher education on the subject of my least favorite color, pink....
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Organic Vegetable Issues What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden (Timber Press (2011, $24.95), the second book I have...

Favorite or New Plant

Nerve Plant Such a lovely and graceful plant deserves a less stressful sounding name, but Fittonia...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Healthy Caladiums
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Plan for Storms
  • Replan the Lawn
  • Care for Orchids

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