Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden


Celebrate Blueberries

Seldom do I devote an entire column to one plant, but blueberries are the exception to that self-imposed rule. Incredibly easy to grow in the home garden, the plants could be on every landscaper's list even if they did not yield delicious, healthful...
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Favorite or New Plant

Earth Star This plant's name sounds like it should be given to a ship built for exploration of the deepest...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dutch Hoe I grew up calling this tool a shuffle hoe, but it's also known as a scuffle or swivel hoe, and it...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer Vegetables
  • Check on Oleander
  • Pay Attention to Yellow Leaves
  • Prevent Pest Outbreaks
  • Divide Spring Perennials

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