Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern Coasts

October, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Fall Color, Coast-Style

Other regions boast of their autumn leaves, but here we have a flush of flowers to go from Halloween on into Thanksgiving. Two of the finest are Vitex trees and lantana. The purple-blue flowers of Vitex 'agnus castus', or chaste tree, don't make an...
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Web Finds

All About Pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups Overwintering annuals keep the color going in coastal gardens, and both pansies and...

Favorite or New Plant

Citrus Gifts A delightfully different gift plant for the gardeners on your list this year is a kumquat tree....
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Regional Reminders

  • Getting a Quick Start on Compost
  • Clean Up Tools
  • Make a Pumpkin Centerpiece
  • Keeping Mums at Their Peak
  • Chilling Tulips

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