Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden

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Bee Gardens

The image of beekeeping as an unusual, mostly rural hobby is changing fast. Families, city-dwellers, community gardens and schools are buzzing and for good reason. Bee Issues By now you've read about colony collapse disorder, the large scale bee...
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Resources

Books

Beekeeping Plan/Bee: Everything you ever wanted to know about the hardest working creatures on the planet...

Favorite or New Plant

Shasta Daisies Depending on where you live in our regions, the bee-licious daisy named 'Becky' may be a garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lawn spurge
  • Algae in ponds
  • Sad shrubs
  • Don't move
  • Oleander redo

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