Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden

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What's Coming Up?

Each year, seeds find their way into our gardens in many ways. We plant some, others emerge as soils are cultivated. Some of the seeds that sprout unexpectedly will be undesirable, just weeds that found their way to our soil. Before I realized a certain...
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Resources

Books

Florida Native Plants A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants , by Rufino Osario (University Press of Florida,...

Favorite or New Plant

Cardinal Flower From a nearly flat rosette of leaves in early spring, cardinal flower ( Lobelia cardinalis )...
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Regional Reminders

  • Soak New Clay Pots
  • Prevent Camellia Bud Drop
  • Control Scale
  • Consider Native Fringe Trees
  • Watch for Signs of Slugs and Snails

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