Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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Evenings at Home

Busy lives can keep us away from home much of the day. Luckily there are particular joys in the night garden, and good opportunities. Though some important chores like irrigation can be automated, nothing can replace the gardener for deadheading flowers...
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Resources

Books

Lawn Care Lawn Geek: Tips and Tricks for the Ultimate Turf from the Guru of Grass , by Trey Rogers (New...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bigger and Better Large cucurbits of all sorts -- pumpkins, melons, and gourds -- must have nearly constant access...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mow and Weed to Control Fleas
  • Groom Houseplants Summering Outdoors
  • Battling Lawn Weeds
  • Shop for Daylilies
  • Use Jute for Plant Ties

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