Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff.org had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden

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Be a Smarter Gardener

A favorite topic for garden club programs and a seasonal request from radio listeners is this: advice on strategies to make the time spent gardening more effective. The busier I get, the more this focus dominates my garden plans. Plan for Success...
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Resources

Books

Urban Farming The Essential Urban Farmer (A Penguin Original, New York, 2011, $25.00; also available as an...

Favorite or New Plant

Yellow Gardenia Also called golden gardenia, this tropical evergreen can be grown outdoors where it is hardy or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Insect Damage
  • Regreen Your Lawn
  • Grow Sweet Potatoes
  • Fill Bare Spaces in New Groundcover Beds
  • Get More Squash

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