Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Delightful Daisies

National News

Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....

2011 Urban Tree of the Year

If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...

Basket of Fire

Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...

Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures

America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...

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In the Garden

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Living with a Lawn

Somewhere between golf course perfection and a weedy patch of "mow what grows," there's a nice green lawn that works hard for your landscape. Why Bother with Turf? There's a movement to eliminate lawns or at least drastically reduce their size...
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Resources

Books

Garden Rules Jayme Jenkins and Billie Brownell have distilled a world of garden smarts into their new book,...

Favorite or New Plant

Penta 'Stars and Stripes' Every list of plants for butterfly gardens includes pentas. They bloom in hot weather, are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Root Crops
  • Care for Canna Lilies
  • Prune Oleanders
  • Control Gnats
  • Rejuvenate Lagging Daylilies

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