Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Overlooked Peppers

It seems that everywhere you look, there is a story about hot peppers, and the hotter the better. Mind-searing heat has its place, but good taste triumphs over temperature every time. Beloved Banana Peppers Like the cute girl who gets dumped for...
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Favorite or New Plant

Improved Purple Wave Petunia Lots of people want the latest because they assume it will be the greatest. Me, I am always...

Clever Gardening Technique

Summer Shrub Care If a young or previously damaged shrub begins to drop leaves and even twigs suddenly in summer,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Care of Ponds
  • Care for Your Lawn in Summer Heat
  • Pot Up Bromeliad Pups
  • Root Shrubs
  • Give Knockout Roses a Boost

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