Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden


Palm Cares

Sago palms, which are technically cycads, are landscape standards everywhere from stately homes to the newest developments. But a great group of real palms await your consideration. The coastal and tropics regions are known for palms, and every garden...
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Web Finds

The Last Organic Outpost Houston, Texas, is a place of amazing people, and Joe Nelson Iset fits that bill. As the founder...

Favorite or New Plant

Autumn Aster Much overlooked is 'Raydon's Favorite' aster ( Aster oblongifolius ), which blooms beginning in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Controlling Indoor Bugs
  • Combatting Lawn Pests
  • Getting Rid of Lawn Fungi
  • Tend Citrus
  • Dunk Mosquitoes

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