Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


Making New Plants From Cuttings

Disaster as well as good fortune can bring on the need to prune plants. Why not root some cuttings to make the most of the situation? Vegetative Propagation Because of the way cells arrange themselves in many plant stems, they have growing...
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Web Finds

Karen's Whimsy My Valentine to you is garden related in that many of us enjoy plants as art and as expressions...

Favorite or New Plant

Perfume Tree The famous fragrance Chanel No. 5 owes its inspiration to the perfume tree, also called...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pruning Shrub Roses
  • Fertilize Bulbs
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Plant Corn Early
  • Prepare Planting Beds

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