Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Mallow Drama

Perhaps the best September plants for body and soul come from the mallow family. Okra is in its heyday now, ready for picking daily. Flowering mallows from Chinese hibiscus to Althea and Confederate Rose are abundant, diverse, and nearly storm-proof in...
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Shows & Events

Plant Sale Gainesville, Florida's Kanapaha Botanical Gardens gets its name from the Timucua Indian words for...

Web Finds

Paw Paw Information Site There's nothing like a lost cultural reference to spark conversation, as I learned recently....
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Smarter
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Let Us Plant Lettuce
  • Prevent Ant Outbreaks
  • Dry Flowers

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