Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden


Iris and You

When spring vacillates between cool and warm on an almost daily basis, rust and other fungi can ruin the leaves and limit the flowers on iris and daylilies. Most recover, some die, while others languish and stop blooming. Last year was bad in parts of...
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Web Finds

Cobb County (GA) Extension Service To learn more about those spots on tomato leaves, stems, and fruit, visit the Cobb County...

Favorite or New Plant

Night-Blooming Jasmine Whether you describe it as "fragrant" or "smelling-to-high-heaven" (as my grandmother used to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Roses
  • Patch Lawns
  • Check for Canna Leaf Rollers
  • Seed Zinnias
  • Protect Tomatoes From Animals

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