Coastal and Tropical South
National News - From NGA Editors
New Variegated Tapioca
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. Heres another...
WorldÂs 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...
In the Garden
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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