Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Small Space Edible Gardening

National News

If you're interested in growing some of your own food, but aren't sure you have the space or time to do so, turn to horticultural educator William Moss for inspiration and advice. In his new book...

Fall and Winter Gardening Advice

It used to be that the first fall frost signaled the end to the vegetable harvest for most gardeners. But no longer! More and more gardeners are incorporating techniques and materials that allow...

Vertical Fall Color

Vertical gardening is all the rage, and with good reason. Growing vines up arbors, trellises, and tuteurs or over a pergola adds interesting vertical accents to the landscape, can be used to...

A Sweetheart of a Cyclamen

Many of the flowering plants we associate with fall are bright and brassy sun lovers -- asters, chrysanthemums, and goldenrods. But for late summer and fall blooms with a more elegant and...

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In the Garden


Tropical Garden Plants

There is an overlooked group of plants that we grow rather differently than gardeners in other zones. Lots of our favorites are hardy in the tropics but easily become seasonal perennials in subtropic gardens. Nature and Nurture A grower friend of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Yellow Cestrum Sunny sites with well-drained soil make a perfect spot for this plant, favored by gardeners for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Divide and Amend Classic garden advice says to amend beds before planting which works well for new beds. Other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Root Crops
  • Make Indoor Hydrangea Bouquets
  • Decorate with Gourds
  • Grow Wildflowers from Seed
  • Store Sweet Potatoes

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