Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden

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A Tree's Survival Depends on its Roots

Sometimes the most unlikely plants survive Nature's challenges. Look at a live oak with huge limbs extending wide, each one weighing more than your truck. Battered from every direction, it still stands. Consider longleaf pine, the lone survivor when...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Two Broccolis They're called "calabrese" in some places, but traditional broccoli that we know, grow, and love...

Tool or Gardening Product

Garden Augers When it's time to fertilize mature trees, simply sprinkling granules on the soil surface may not...
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Regional Reminders

  • Seeding Greens
  • Try Kohlrabi
  • Slow the Spread of Ragweed
  • Weed When Soil is Too Damp To Dig
  • Maintain Bird Feeders

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