Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden

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Summer Garden Answers

Every season has its challenges, and summer is no exception. Some problems crop up regularly, but luckily you can take care of many of them with these simple tips. Tree Complaints Crape myrtles fail to bloom for several reasons, even in full sun...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Hydrangea Society Based in Atlanta (not in our region, but darned close), the American Hydrangea Society has a...

Tool or Gardening Product

Easy Reach pruner Fiskars is known for innovative garden tools, and they've done it again with this 25-inch Easy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Out Bark Splits
  • Avoid Brown Tips
  • Remove Spotted Dogwood Leaves
  • Rejuvenate Lawns
  • Combat Daylily and Iris Disease

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