Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden

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Eggplant Lessons

It is time to start the seeds for fall eggplants, especially if the spring plants had a rough time. Even if you dislike eggplant, please keep reading. This humble vegetable has taught me a lot about gardening, cooking, and life. Children Hate...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Nun's Orchid Each time the sky gets a bit gray or, heaven help us, rain falls, you see them in the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Watering Tools This year, I have rediscovered two of my favorite devices to make watering less onerous -- quick...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shred Before Composting
  • Manage Water
  • Seek Spider Mites
  • Save Seeds
  • Address Drought Issues

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