Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden


Fire-Resistant Planting

At the edge of town, just past the last subdivision, our communities meet the native habitat. That is the wildland-urban interface, and it deserves your attention. How we structure our relationship with the wildlands adjacent to our urban centers...
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Shows & Events

FeatherFest Galveston calls, and birders answer, when FeatherFest happens April 3rd to 6th. Birding is great...

Web Finds

Firewise When you visit Firewise you'll see that most of the states in our region have communities that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Coral Wasps
  • Water and Fertilize Corn
  • Spray Fertilizer on Foliage
  • Beware Cutworms
  • Set Up Watering Systems

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