Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden


Storm Cleanup

When damage happens, there is both grief and opportunity in the recovery. Plants swamped by prolonged flooding or saltwater intrusion may not survive, but other storm-related ills can be a blessing in disguise. Broken pots and plants do have their uses,...
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Web Finds

Make Mosaic Garden Art If the idea of turning trashed ceramics into yard art intrigues you, check out this News Tribune...


Vegetable Gardening From Barbara Ellis comes a fine little tome, The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book (Storey Books,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Herbs
  • Care for Shrubs
  • Coaxing Poinsettias Into Bloom
  • Harvesting Merliton and Luffa
  • Repairing the Lawn

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