Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden


Fall Gardening is a Pleasure

If you've never grown a vegetable garden before, now is the best time to begin. Other gardeners wait for spring, and longingly read their seed catalogs. We dash home from the beach or mountain retreat, grab whatever we like to eat, and plant it. That's...
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Web Finds

American Gourd Society If you want to know how to make a million things out of gourds, check this American Gourd...

Clever Gardening Technique

Braided Hibiscus Garden centers often display a tall hibiscus with a big round head of leaves and flowers atop...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Migration Stations Full
  • Cut and Pinch Annuals
  • Build Better Buds
  • Clean Purple Martin Houses
  • Make a Safety Inventory

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