Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

National Poinsettia Day

National News

Here's one more reason for celebration this month. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day! The date marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He was...

African Sunset Petunia

If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014...

Look for Lofos

Its name may not roll as readily off your tongue as petunia, but Lophospermum (pronounced low-fo-SPUR-mum) is a name that gardeners looking for a dramatic, cascading vine for a hanging basket...

Protecting Bumblebees

The decline of honeybees due to colony collapse disorder has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. But populations of native bees like bumblebees are also showing a downward trend....

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In the Garden

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Poinsettia Pointers

If you're looking for drama in plants, look no further than the poinsettia. For sheer star power, consider this: How many other flowers have their own day by order of Congress? Classic and Quirky Red poinsettias set the standard for bold color and...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Snake Plant Sanseveria deserves better than its two common names -- snake plant and mother-in-law's tongue....

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Moist The squishy, clear, lumps that you sometimes see in potted plants are actually polymers that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prolong Broccoli and Brussel Sprout Harvest
  • Care for Sasanqua
  • Replace Decomposing Pine Straw Mulch
  • Keep African Violets Cool
  • Care for Daffodils

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