Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden

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Planting Great Nutrition

Grow for Good Health Mother told you to eat your vegetables, but she may not have known that some are more nutritious than others. Vitamin C and fiber content top the list of vegetable benefits, but there are many healthy components you should know...
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Resources

Books

Embrace Conscious Gardening Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating , by Jim Pathfinder Ewing (Findhorn Press,...

Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Blunt-Leaf Peperomia For a bright spot indoors anywhere, grow variegated blunt leaf peperomia, P. obtusifolia '...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Thatch in Lawns
  • Handle Herbs Wisely
  • Toss the Tulips
  • Prune for New Growth
  • Make Less Shade

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