Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard

National News

Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there’s a...

Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes

Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It’s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...

Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults

It’s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...

Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds

From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...

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In the Garden


Covering Ground

Mulch does its job, but there are places in the garden that need more to keep weeds at bay. Nothing is less attractive than a weedy bed, unless it is a weedy walkway. The nicest pathway goes invisible if allowed to sprout whatever grasses and broadleaf...
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Shows & Events

Frog Listening Network The Tampa Audubon Society keeps activities going all the time, but this Frog Listening Network...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinese Lantern Plant In honor of the Olympics and to illustrate the humor so often associated with plant names, grow...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fixing Slimy Lawns
  • Take Aim Against Grasshoppers
  • Provide Triage for Flooded Plants
  • Making More Dumb Canes
  • Promoting Stocky Fall Seedlings

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