Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Hornworms, Whiteflies, and Plant Lice

Yikes! It's bug season around these parts, and the first step in control is to know your enemies. Just yesterday I saw ladybugs on a tomato plant recently defoliated by hornworms. Unfortunately they're too small to eat the hornworms that stripped the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Acalypha 'Bourbon Street' Acalypha 'Bourbon Street', a relative of the much-loved copper plant, is a super annual for...

Web Finds When you want to know more about a plant, where do you look? Check out for an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Vacation?
  • Figgy Details
  • Midsummer Shrub Care
  • Mushrooms
  • Azalea Alert

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