Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Quick Garden Color

Watching a new basket of petunias come into bloom literally overnight reminded this gardener just how easy it is to add color to the summer garden. Why the rush? Sometimes a person just doesn't get around to planting annual flowers on time. Maybe...
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Web Finds

West Nile Virus in Florida It's that time again, dear readers: summer means mosquitoes, and mosquitoes mean West Nile virus....

Favorite or New Plant

Impatiens 'Fusion Glow' Hooray for new plants that take shade and humidity and keep on blooming! The new "Exotic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Tomato Trouble
  • Promoting Healthy Hedges
  • Pruning Lorries
  • Wash and Treat Black Gardenia Leaves
  • Repair Lawns

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