Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they’re outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It’s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden


The Best Laid Plans

We all make gardening goofs. We start with something in mind yet somehow things don't work out the way we planned. For example, everybody wants a nice lawn, and a shade tree to sit under. Unfortunately the two are incompatible, since healthy turf needs...
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Web Finds

New Orleans Botanical Garden When hurricane season arrives, we check our supplies, make a plan for evacuation, and figure we...

Tool or Gardening Product

Green Light Tomato and Vegetable Spray No matter how good you are at gardening, pests can make life miserable. The question is, how to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give New Lawns a Boost
  • Eradicate Poison Ivy
  • Tie Up Merliton
  • Avoid Soggy Soil
  • Keep Elephant Ears Moist

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