Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden


Southern Shaders

Many gardens in our region offer shady nooks, or their gardeners wish they did. That's why the first thing most people plant at a newly built home is a shade tree. However we get it, we love our shade and make the most of it. Any Type of Shade...
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Native Perennials for the Southeast We've been waiting for this book, Native Perennials for the Southeast (Cool Springs Press,...

Favorite or New Plant

Adam's Needle When it comes to native plants with pizzazz, Adam's needle ( Yucca filamentosa ), or spoonleaf...
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Regional Reminders

  • Timing Irrigation
  • Shaping Oleander
  • Treating Daylilies for Fungus
  • Don't Hurry to Harvest Potatoes and Garlic
  • Caring for Fig Trees

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