Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden


Vine Care

Loving vines is easy when you know what each sort needs. Some need frequent tending to keep them from getting out of bounds and flowering their best -- good for those who like to putter in the garden. Others need little maintenance. Be realistic about...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Hilo Beauty' Elephant Ear In shady garden spots, elephant ear 'Hilo Beauty' ( Alocasia 'Hilo Beauty') brings leaf...

Tool or Gardening Product

Radio Earmuffs Want to dampen the noise of power tools, either the neighbor's or your own? Like listening to the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Patrol the Garden
  • Provide Support to Weighty Pear Limbs
  • Spread Pre-Vacation Mulch
  • Prevent Sun-Damaged Plants
  • Using Oversized Squash

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