Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden

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Shade Gardening

A dear friend once bragged that she can garden every day, even in August. She is right, of course, since the temperature is always a few degrees lower in her shady garden and sunburn is seldom an issue. Kinds of Shade There are essentially three...
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Resources

Books

Preserving the Harvest Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too is a new book by Daniel Gasteiger (Cool Springs Press,...

Favorite or New Plant

Bamboo Orchid Native to Myanmar, this is one terrestrial orchid that deserves more attention for its wacky good...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Now
  • Watch for Brown Leaf Tips
  • Restart Fall Flowers
  • Care for Citrus Trees
  • Prune Night Blooming Cereus

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