Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden


Garden Worries?

August can be hard on plants of all sorts. Some of the symptoms they display are cause for alarm, but many are not. Here are a few you will see and advice on what to do and not do about them. Take Action Summer conditions favor the development of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Good Luck Plant Ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa , always makes me think of the Barbie doll that has a huge...

Tool or Gardening Product

Captain Jack Deadbug Brew This product contains spinosad, the naturally occurring soil bacterium praised by many organic...
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy Spring Bulbs
  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Autumn Colors
  • Consider Lawn Options
  • Choose Seaside Hedges

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