Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Pruning Particulars

Pruning is an either/or enterprise for gardeners. They consider it either necessary or optional, and both have a point. But some plants just cannot live up to their potential without annual pruning. Crape Myrtle Care Human "suckers" may be "born...
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Web Finds

Aggie Horticulture There's a world of information available about pruning, but the horticulturists in Texas have...


How to Prune Revising or preparing a second edition of any book is quite an opportunity for any writer. He or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wait to Fertilize Lawns
  • Control Slugs and Snails
  • Prepare for Hummingbirds
  • Grow a Tomato Basket
  • Cut Off Cutworm Damage

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