Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden


Grow a Haven for Hummingbirds

A good measure of garden health is hummingbirds hanging nose-deep in fresh flowers. These tiny birds are an important part of garden ecology. Hummingbirds don't live on nectar alone. A diet of nothing but sugar couldn't possibly prepare them for 20...
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Shows & Events

Palms at Leu Gardens On July 20 the Central Florida Palm & Cycad Society will host noted author Donald Hodel for a...

Web Finds Supported by donors to Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, Operation Rubythroat is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eradicate Poison Ivy ASAP
  • Train Shrubs to Be Drought Tolerant
  • Pinch Poinsettias
  • Weed and Mulch
  • Address Turf Problems

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