Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Finishing School

A well-kept border on any garden bed adds a sculptured touch and gives the planting a neat, comfortable formality. Putting a clean edge at the front can help passersby overlook other potential deficits in the planting. It's not that you shouldn't tend...
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Web Finds

Harry P. Leu Gardens If you live in zone 9b, or just love a garden where it seems that everything imaginable can be...

Tool or Gardening Product

Cane Knife The long-bladed cutting tool called a cane knife -- made for the sugarcane harvest -- is more...
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Regional Reminders

  • Train Tomatoes
  • Sow Spinach
  • Revitalize Lawns
  • Keep Pinching
  • Making a Mini Planter

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