Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Vegetables, Herbs, and April

Food gardening must keep up with the times in these days of on-demand movies and instant download MP3 music files. It's fine to celebrate the existential joys of tilling the soil, but truth is, people want homegrown food -- now! Container Veggies...
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Herb Gardening Just out in March from Cool Springs Press is a book you'll really want. Herbs! Creative Herb...

Favorite or New Plant

Pineapple Mint If classic mints have ever taken over your garden bed, this might be the mint for you. Sharply...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Root Rot
  • Plant Pond Plants
  • Tailor Watering to Pot Type
  • Discourage Birdy Squatters
  • Use Soluble or Granular Fertilizers Effectively

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