Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Improved Shrub

National News

The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...

New Corn Earworm Control

Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...

Clay Controls Weeds

Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...

No-Mow Grass

It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...

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In the Garden

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Green Legacy

If you want your children to inherit your love of gardening, start early and keep the activities age-appropriate. First Fruits Little ones are naturally curious about everything, and they'll grab a seed or bulb as quickly as anything else. As...
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Resources

Web Finds

BBC Children's Gardening Gardening with kids is popular worldwide, and the BBC network's site has great ideas you can use...

Favorite or New Plant

Sunflowers No plant makes a better choice for gardening with kids than sunflowers. They grow fast in almost...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Tipi Trellises
  • Employ Kids in Watering
  • Help Kids Save and Sow Seeds
  • Give Kids Dunk Power
  • Plant Fall Veggies

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