Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden


Keep Early Flowering Shrubs Thriving

Spring comes on so fast, but don't overlook the simple care it takes to keep flowering shrubs happy and healthy, growing buds for next year's blooms. The Early Weeks The shrubs in your garden begin parading their blooms in winter: flowering...
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Favorite or New Plant

Flame of the Woods Flame of the woods (Ixora) , aka jungle geranium or jungle flame, is a standard of tropical and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Mighty Grow Fertilizer The full name of this product is Mighty Grow Living Organic Fertilizer, and it is made in south...
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Regional Reminders

  • Help Annuals Withstand Cold Snaps
  • Make Way for Cool-season Flowers
  • Keep Moving Plants In and Out
  • Wait to Prune Frost Damaged Plants
  • Care for Banana Plants

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