Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...

Seed Saving and Starting

Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...

Conserving Bumblebees

We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics

After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...

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In the Garden


Happy Green Birthday

My birthday is this week and I am celebrating my favorite color, green. Long before Kermit won our hearts, I learned how difficult it can be to choose corsage flowers for a warm green formal dress. Lucky for me there are creamy green orchids and not...
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Favorite or New Plant

Yellow Bells Tecoma stans , known as yellow bells or yellow elder, brings a jaunty air to the garden with...

Tool or Gardening Product

PowerGear Hand Pruner Fiskars wrote the book on tools that gardeners can rely on to do the job and last for years. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Manage Water
  • Help Hairy Leaves
  • Start a Layer
  • Care for Camellias
  • Prevent Brush Fires

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