Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Tropical South

December, 2000
Regional Report

In the Garden


Cold Weather and Energy Saving

This is the season of cold spells - even in South Florida. We can get temperatures in the 30sF, and even though it may not freeze, temperatures just above freezing can cause damage to tender plants. This brings to mind the importance of micro-climates...
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For the Love of Roses For the Love of Roses , by Barbara Oehlbeck (Great Outdoors Publishing, 1999; $15), is a useful...

Favorite or New Plant

Puerto Rican Purslane Puerto Rican purslane ( Portulaca oleracea ) provides rich color to the sunny, dry garden. This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Roses
  • Continue Watering
  • Release Predatory Snails
  • Control Spider Mites
  • Build a Compost Bin

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