Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden

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Feast or Famine

From drought to deluge and everything in between, the weather has definite effects on our gardening habits. South Florida has been under ever-increasing water restrictions since January, and both home gardens and public landscapes are showing the...
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Resources

Web Finds

Bonsai Clubs International Within this Bonsai Clubs International site, you'll find lots of how-to information. The...

Tool or Gardening Product

Toro Drip Starter Kit Whether your concern is water conservation or just an easy way to water containers and hanging...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inspect Brown Conifer Foliage
  • Propagate Honeysuckle
  • Set Up a Rain Barrel
  • Make Sure Birdhouses Are Hospitable
  • Harvest Veggies on the Small Side

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