Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn?t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden


Tomato Zen

Gardeners worry over the strangest things. For all the discussion and articles devoted to tomatoes, it seems to me that people worry over them at this time of the year as much as taxes and how to pay for college. To help you sleep better tonight, take...
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Web Finds

Tomatoes in the Florida Garden Cooperative extension services across our region offer advice, tips, and often in-depth...

Favorite or New Plant

Sunsugar Tomato I love cherry tomatoes, but sometimes find that their skins get thick in the heat of summer. This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stake Tomato Fruits
  • Avoid Blossom End Rot
  • Try Tomatoes of Many Colors
  • Grow Some Tomatoes in Containers
  • Plant Basil and Tomatoes Together

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