Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ?Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


Gardening Resolutions

Herewith I resolve to learn from my mistakes of last year, and so can you. 1. Focus on soil. Resolve to spend more time on your soil and you'll use water more wisely. By using organic amendments and fertilizers to prepare and repair garden beds,...
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Web Finds

Bug ID Gardeners often spend lots of time trying to figure out what's eating their plants. Even when you...

Favorite or New Plant

Penta Penta ( Penta lanceolata ), also called star flower or star cluster, blooms nearly nonstop in sun...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give the Tree to the Birds
  • Keep Compost Pile Aerated
  • Plant Cool-Loving Flower Seeds Now
  • Promote Better Grapes
  • Caring for Bare-Root Plants

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