Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Midsummer Gardening

Let's face it, some days the garden feels like an oven and I'm the hen. Rain, sun, wind, humidity -- almost every day has them all. Timing can be everything in maintaining shrubs and lawns or planting the fall garden full of vegetables and flowers....
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Web Finds Where else can you learn that Alexander the Great first ate bananas in India in 327 B.C.? Other...

Favorite or New Plant

Strawberry Tree Reading garden writer Charles Reynolds' Lakeland, Florida, column, I was reminded of a tree I...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Planting
  • Sow Cole Crops
  • Green Up Yellow Grass
  • Treat Lawn For Fungus
  • Rejuvenate Gardenias

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