Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


Save the Harvest

It seems that there is something to put up, cook down, or dry out in every month of the year. But fall is the season for canning and other food preservation competitions at fairs and harvest festivals. The sight of award winners is both inspiring and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hindu Rope Plant The colloquial name for Hoya carnosa 'Krinkle Kurl' is a fanciful description of its habit....

Clever Gardening Technique

Saucers and Turkey Basters Too many people refuse to move potted plants indoors because watering can make a mess in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Sand to Lumpy Lawns
  • Prune Hardy Vines
  • Divide Crowded Palmettos
  • Plant Geraniums and Petunias for Winter Bloom
  • Decorate with Okra

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