Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden

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Getting Ahead of Pests

When it is possible to forestall the troublesome insects and mites that can plague our plants, we should. When it's not, we should act wisely: identify the critter and its appropriate control, then read all label instructions, and follow them....
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Supertunia It might be tempting to say that there are enough petunia-type plants, but that's too easy....

Clever Gardening Technique

Tomato Pruning Taking the snips to your tomatoes can be a good idea for at least three reasons. To avoid early...
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Regional Reminders

  • Trimming Rootbound Perennials
  • Keep Hibiscus Blooming
  • Evaluate Sun Tolerance of New Plants
  • Grow Shrubs in Pots
  • Remove Hazards

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