Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it?s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for ?do-it-yourselvers? shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden


Unavoidable Bad Timing

Like polishing your shoes and promptly stepping in mud, one's timing can be off without incurring permanent damage. The shoes can be repolished, so you shouldn't berate yourself excessively. Still, there may something in looking where you step on future...
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Favorite or New Plant

Witch Hazel Though not considered a shade-loving plant, witch hazel ( Hamamelis virginiana ) well tolerates...

Tool or Gardening Product

Little Tillers For years people have doubted whether small-tined tillers could be a good investment for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Roses for All
  • Mice Mess
  • Strawberry Success
  • When to Dig
  • Ryegrass Blankets

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