Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden


Room For All

Most of our garden beds are not segregated by plant type. Instead, the search for both beauty and garden diversity most commonly brings together annuals, perennials, bulbs, and shrubs. A well-prepared garden bed can grow almost any kind of plant, but...
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Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Shell Ginger Grown throughout our region, variegated shell ginger is a beauty that's upright, bold, and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Radius Garden Trowel The Radius Garden NRG PRO Trowel is not exactly a shovel, though it certainly moves dirt. Radius...
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Regional Reminders

  • Diagnosing Magnolia Problems
  • Erradicate Poison Ivy Now
  • Tending Berries
  • Dethatch
  • Capture the Water

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