Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you’'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Simple Garden Design

The familiar refrain "Keep it simple" is a good maxim for garden design. A simple, uncluttered design is not only visually appealing and restful to look at, it is also usually much easier to maintain. Here's a cautionary tale. One local gardener got...
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Favorite or New Plant

Earth Star This plant's name sounds like it should be given to a ship built for exploration of the deepest...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dutch Hoe This is a tool of many names. It's also known as a shuffle, scuffle or swivel hoe, and it is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Fungal Diseases
  • Control Aphids
  • Remove Tulips
  • Rejuvenate Hedges
  • Plant Large Pots

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