Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Toad Lily

National News

Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...

San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable

Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...

National Indoor Gardening Day

While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...

What’s Woolch Mulch?

While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, here’s a new idea...

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In the Garden

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Trite, but True

Every year, we who know the facts try to persuade the rest of you to grow vegetables in the fall. Our region boasts some of the best autumn conditions for many favorites. Quick! Before football starts, while the kids are busy getting back to school,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Learning to Save Late summer and fall offer many opportunities to save seed of plants old and new, but each sort...

Favorite or New Plant

A Durable Phlox Gardeners in our region love to look at phlox, but usually in someone else's garden who's more...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Grass
  • Cover Exposed Tree Roots
  • Refresh the Weary Ground Covers
  • Fertilize Yellowing Azaleas
  • Tend to Overgrown Water Gardens

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