Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden


An Overcrowded Garden

Cheek-by-jowl flower beds look nice to passersby, and some plants tolerate the crowding. But others may not like such close quarters. Sunpatiens and their sun-loving impatiens relatives are good examples of plants that can take dense planting better...
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Web Finds

San Diego Zoo While I'm not usually one to question the traditional motherhood/nurturing bond, it might pay to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water Timers If you come home from work late in the day and too often find wilted plants, you need one. If...
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Regional Reminders

  • Beware Standing Water
  • Troubleshoot Flower Failures
  • Look for Causes of Stunted Okra Pods
  • Evaluate Dying Shrubs
  • Keep Houseplants From Getting Scorched

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