Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

National News

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...

Grow Figs in a Pot

Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...

Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields

It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...

Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought

Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...

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In the Garden


Contented Container Gardeners

The patches of Earth that I tend add up to less than 2 acres, but given the labor involved I sometimes wish it was all in containers! Especially in extreme seasons, whether wet or dry, potted plants of every category are the most reliable. They depend...
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Favorite or New Plant

Exotic Love When it comes to spectacular annual vines, the morning glory family has many standouts. None is...

Tool or Gardening Product

Earth-Tone Slug and Snail Control Made from iron phosphate, this bait will not harm pets or wildlife and can be used around all...
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Regional Reminders

  • Growing Sweet Potato Slips
  • Check the Mulch
  • Filling In
  • Squash Tips
  • Oak Blister

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