Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden


Summer Flowers

It's time to give flowering plants what they need for the long, hot summer to keep them blooming and vigorous. By July many flowering plants have bloomed out, but if you cut them back, they'll bloom again and again. Making More Blooms Cut crape...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Luna' Hibiscus So, do we really need another hibiscus? After all, our regions are rife with these bodacious...

Clever Gardening Technique

Time To Add More Organic Matter July separates the good from the not-so-good in gardens, and often the difference is organic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pick Okra Often
  • Provide Shade for Tomatoes
  • Watch for Azalea Caterpillars
  • Adjust Mowing Heights
  • Be Discriminating When Pruning Flowering Shrubs

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