Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Long Blooming Osteospermum

National News

Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children’s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden

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It's Rose Pruning Time

America's favorite flower, the rose, touches the senses with pure joy, color, and fragrance. Caring for them begins now with proper pruning for each type. Pruning Pointers Hybrid tea roses are the commonly available rose, and if you are willing to...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Almond Called the "spring debutante" by Steve Bender of Southern Living magazine, flowering almond...

Clever Gardening Technique

Rooting Leaves With a technique too seldom used and yet so impressive to watch, you can make new plants from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Mulch
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Getting the Most Out of Quince
  • Make More Spiders
  • Prune Butterfly Bush

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