Coastal and Tropical South

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Weeds and Gardeners

Okay, so the definition of a weed is a plant growing anywhere the gardener does not want it to grow. Beyond that and except for invasive plants, it is a matter of personal preference whether to leave the invaders alone, rogue them out, or repurpose...
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Tropical Plants I humbly direct your attention to my new book from Cool Springs Press, Gardener's Guide to...

Favorite or New Plant

Chocolate Plant A low growing native of Mexico and Central America, chocolate plant (Pseuderanthemum alatum )...
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Regional Reminders

  • Separate Amaryllis Bulbs
  • Compete for Hummingbirds
  • Plant Peas
  • Maintain Your Landscape
  • Rehab Damaged Plants

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