Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


Learning to Love Color

It's hard to believe the recent research that touts a predisposition to pink and white for girls, green and blue for boys derived from the colors we sought as hunter-gatherers. Gardeners should -- and can -- learn to love colors across the spectrum....
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Favorite or New Plant

Limelight Dracaena If you like the classic 'Janet Craig' dracaena, take a look at her cousin, 'Limelight'. Delicious...

Clever Gardening Technique

Build a Fertile Reservoir The surest way to slow down annual flowers and vegetables is to starve them to death. It's a good...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch out for Blight
  • Care for Old Trees
  • Divide Daylilies
  • Pinch Plants
  • Add Nutrients for Stronger Peppers

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