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Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Mildew-Resistant Phlox

National News

Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....

To Till or Not Till in Compost

Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...

Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities

New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...

New Early, Sweet Melon

Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...

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In the Garden


Annual Seasons

Confusing to newcomers, annual flowers march to their own drummer in our regions. Depending on whether you look along the southern coasts or south to the tropics, flowers are plentiful. Snapdragons, petunias, calendula, and candytuft compete now with...
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Luscious Landscaping Dr. Lee Reich brings the world of backyard fruit growing to everyone in his very accessible new...

Favorite or New Plant

Dwarf Pomegranate Almost too cute for words, this is a miniature version of the tree long celebrated in poetry and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make More Plants
  • Get Glads
  • Sweet Scents
  • Bradford Pear Treework
  • Smart Shrub Planting

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