Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn?t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you?ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you?ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Raised Beds and Garden Cloches

If you've decided not to expand your garden because it seems like too much work, raised beds may be for you. It only takes a little shovel work and simple strategies to gain new planting space. Raised bed gardens with semi-permanent or permanent sides...
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Web Finds

Bellingrath Gardens Located twenty miles southwest of Mobile, Bellingrath Gardens has been open to the public since...

Tool or Gardening Product

Winterberry Ilex verticillata or winterberry does well in poorly drained soils and can be a feature around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lawn check
  • How much mulch
  • Herbs for containers
  • Neaten up
  • Holiday plants

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