Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

National News

Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...

Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful

From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...

The Best Veronicas

There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...

Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...

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In the Garden

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Summer Chores

The word "chores" bothers some people because it connotes onerous work. To others the word invokes a time in childhood. Once the chores were done, we were free to go out and play. Not much has changed. Stimulate growth Gardenia, chaste tree,...
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Resources

Books

Native Plants of the South Sally Wasowski wrote Gardening with Native Plants of the South in 1994 with Andy Wasowski, her...

Favorite or New Plant

Indian Blanket Gaillardia puchella must get its common name from a textile lover. The plant spreads its...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle clay pots
  • Weed patrol
  • In the tropics
  • Vegetables for the Southern Coast
  • Grow three plants from one

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