Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Cleanly Organic

Think it's hard to go organic? Start simply, creating better growing conditions by improving sanitation in the garden. Think "clean" to prevent problems and thus reduce the need for using chemical pesticides. You'll be looking toward organic approaches...
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Favorite or New Plant

Sunflowers No plant makes a better choice for gardening with kids than sunflowers. They grow fast in almost...

Web Finds

Southern Fried Organic Lots of people say the Southeast has too many bugs and other problems to go organic. Gardeners in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lighten Up Crape Myrtles
  • Control Fungus
  • Plant Pumpkins
  • Control Moss
  • Rejuvenate Azaleas

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