Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden

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Seaside Gardening

Depending on what part of our region you live in, the distinction between beach-front and leeward can be important. Both your plant choices and gardening practices may hinge on which side of the house they're on. Natural Strength Although the...
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Resources

Web Finds

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Lots of good things go on at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden , established in 1938 in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Rotating Ratchet Pruner Whether you have arthritis or not, it's wise to choose tools that work harder than your wrists...
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Regional Reminders

  • Ready Soil for Bulbs
  • Divide and Replant
  • Prepare Soil for Spinach
  • Plant Fall Flowers
  • Plant Warm-Season Grasses

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