Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


Annuals and Perennials; Indoors and Out

A few years ago, in an unfortunate development, gardeners began taking sides. Those who like annual flowers, who wait each year for the newest colors and plants introduced from around the world, began to feel snubbed. Perennial enthusiasts bragged that...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Milky Way' Aspidistra Speckled leaves make for a whole new look in the classic cast iron plant ( Aspidistra elatior )....

Clever Gardening Technique

Diagnosing Spider Mites Hot, dry places, such as the underside of a lantana leaf, can make fine homes for spider mites....
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Creative With Mosaic Pots
  • Reduce Landscape Fire Hazards
  • Patrol for Weeds
  • Sow Crops for August Transplanting
  • Sow Summer Crops

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