Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Gardening Don'ts

Maybe it's creeping cynicism, but I find too many landscapes eye-catching lately for all the wrong reasons. This list of "dont's" starts with mulch volcanoes, but there are many other landscape hazards to avoid. Mulch Sins The aforementioned...
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Vines and Climbing Plants New this year from Timber Press is Armitage's Vines and Climbers: A Gardener's Guide to the Best...

Favorite or New Plant

Coleus 'Alligator Tears' The array of coleus that everyone can grow easily just keeps getting wider. Today's coleus hare...
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Regional Reminders

  • Aphids on tomatoes
  • Regrowing a hedge
  • Cut back or limb up?
  • Gardenia pests
  • Seed and sod

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