Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you’re a fruit nut, here’s a Web site for you. is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you’re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It’s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden


Sharpen your Snips

Late July is a fine time to do some pruning to encourage new growth on shrubs and trees. The only exception to this practice is flowering shrubs like azaleas that have already set their buds for next year. Thickening Evergreens There's nothing...
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Web Finds

Insect Images Visiting this website might turn your stomach once you get to the great photographs of bugs like...

Favorite or New Plant

Formosa Lily Perhaps the most vigorous and occasionally even invasive lily for our gardens, Formosa lily is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Planting
  • Seed Now
  • Yellow Grass
  • Lawn Fungus
  • Oleander Care

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