Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Safe Food Preservation

National News

Are you still putting up pickles the way your Aunt Agatha always did? Do you can your beans and tomatoes the way your mother showed you years ago? Although these passed-down recipes and techniques...

Cast Your Vote

Would you like to help pick this year's American Garden Award (AGA) winner and learn about some exciting new plants at the same time? The AGA, administered by the All-America...

Garden to Plate Safety

Handling fruits and vegetables safely doesn't just apply to preservation methods. It starts right when we harvest our fresh produce. Keeping food safe from garden to plate is especially important...

Love Em and Leave Em

It won't be too much longer before leaves begin to change color and fall in many parts of the country. Unfortunately, all that organic matter falling to earth is too often raked up and discarded,...

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In the Garden


A Bounty of Bromeliads

Just like your sister may be a size two while you stand tall in a ten, plants that are closely related can vary wildly in size. Nowhere is this wonderful quality more evident than in the Bromeliaceae , the family of bromeliads and their kin. Grow...
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Tropical Plants I want to share my happiness at the publication of my latest book, Gardener's Guide to Tropical...

Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Weeping Fig Many a novice indoor gardener starts with a weeping fig, Ficus benjamina, and is disappointed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Beans in the Tropics
  • Plant Now For Fall Harvest on the Coasts
  • Keep Your Hummingbirds Coming
  • Refresh and Replant Flowers
  • Save Seeds

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