Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


All My Weeds

Down here at ground level, where the trowel meets the dirt, it's all about weed control. Especially if you lean towards organic gardening practices (and I hope you do!) or if your garden design is formal, weed control is essential. Now's the time to get...
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Favorite or New Plant

Kohlrabi, Anyone? Reading about the prizewinning vegetables at the Alaska State Fair gave me pause. It wasn't the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Lawn Mowing Shoes What? Now we need special shoes for lawn mowing, in addition to safety goggles and earplugs?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Cats Away From Plants
  • Rejuvenate Philodendrons
  • Protect Plants From Bleach
  • Add the Right Type of Sand for Potting Mixes
  • Make a Moss Basket

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