Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It?s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It?s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden


Stretching Seasons

Resilient is a word we hear spoken frequently to describe the spirit of our region, and it is well deserved. So is the reputation of our "perennial annuals." Our climate is theoretically ideal for many annual plants to grow nonstop, so long as we meet...
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Web Finds

Science For Families By now the cherubs have been out of school nearly a week, there's still a few days before those...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Loop Handle Bypass Pruners If you're tired of pruners that are too big for your hands, try these. They cut very easily, with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Trees, Please
  • Diagnosing Parsley Problems
  • Cut Down Nipped Perennials
  • Prune Hollies
  • Caring for Sasanquas

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