Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden


Bring on the Butterflies

Nothing gets a child hooked on the natural world faster than watching a larva feed for days, spin a cocoon, then emerge as a butterfly or moth. Garden so your patch of the world nurtures butterflies and other pollinators, and you'll grow better kids,...
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Shows & Events

Orchids and Roses for Mom The University of South Florida in Tampa invites you to its botanic garden, open daily, and to...

Web Finds

Butterfly Gardening For much more information about host and nectar plants, and butterfly gardening in our region,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thinning Fruit
  • Removing Lawn Thatch
  • Choose Organic Options
  • Solving Gardenia Problems
  • Tending Roses After Flowering

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