Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it?s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Water Wise

With record rainfall in parts of our region, it may seem laughable to write about intentionally adding a water feature to your garden. Yet dealing with water, even enjoying it, is essential. The sound of water muffles the world, and as we live and work...
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Web Finds

Water Gardening in Texas Part of the charmingly named "Aggie Horticulture" sites, this Water Gardening in Texas site...

Favorite or New Plant

'Red Flare' Water Lily Hardy in the tropical part of our region, 'Red Flare' is not only beautiful, it blooms reliably...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Planters Draining
  • Solving Canna Troubles
  • Replacing Lawns
  • Curing Azalea Yellows
  • Keeping Ferns Healthy

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