Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden


Seeding and Reseeding

Unlike our northern neighbors, July means seeding and reseeding many favorite plants. So, the hornworms ate your tomatoes? Big deal. It's time to start seeds for fall tomatoes and other crops to set out next month in the tropical parts of our region....
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Shows & Events

Audubon Insectarium Open barely two weeks, the first big attraction to open since Katrina should be on your list next...

Favorite or New Plant

African Violet Everyone gets an African violet as a gift, or buys one in full bloom on impulse. Some go on to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Water Wise
  • Give Lawns a Boost
  • Encouraging More Blooms
  • Give One Last Pinch
  • Deadheading Roses

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