Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there’s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden


New Plants Welcome

There's lots to do in the New Orleans' garden. It's hard to watch potted plants abandoned beside the porch next door go into decline after the neighbors moved. That's how we ended up with three score of daffodils and enough iris to line one side of the...
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Web Finds For a wide range of information about "putting up" all sorts of food, check this...


Flowers From Seed to Bloom Eileen Powell is the author of The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers , a comprehensive...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Thin Turf
  • Keep Ground Covers in Bounds
  • Watch for Rust Spots
  • Freeze Beans
  • Keep Building Compost Pile

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