Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Best Salvias For Hot Summers

National News

Salvias are one of the most commonly grown bedding plants across the country. They grow and flower quickly, producing spikes of red, white, pink, blue, and purple flowers all summer long. However,...

Plastic Mulch Repels Pests

Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, and cucumbers are popular summer garden vegetables. However, they also are subject to many insects and diseases. Gardeners have used colored plastic mulch to...

Organic Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a major pest in lawns and gardens across much of the country. Now there is an effective organic control that will help eliminate these harmful pests that's safer for the environment...

Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Consumption

The "vine that ate the South" may have a positive side after all. Researchers at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, investigated kudzu as a treatment to curb excessive drinking....

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In the Garden


Treading Lightly

Readers who consider themselves old hippies will remember the term "sustainable" as it applies to lifestyle. In the 1960s, it was a widely espoused concept of leaving the Earth in better shape than we found it: zero population growth, back-to-the-earth,...
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Web Finds

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program A joint project of the Florida Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation, this...


Gardening for the Table The discussion of sustainability goes directly to the way we eat. Another way to conserve the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Purge Your Lawn of Spurge
  • Reducing Algae in Ponds
  • Rejuvenating Sad Shrubs
  • Don't Move That Tree
  • Prune Oleander

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