Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2012 Urban Tree of the Year

National News

Generations ago, stately American elms lined the streets in many of our cities and towns, their arching branches creating a canopy of leafy shade. Then imported Dutch elm disease (DED) struck....

Tough Trees for Tough Sites

Trees growing in urban landscapes often have it tough. Compacted soils, reflected heat, planting sites with little soil, lack of water, interference from overhead wires, and lack of maintenance...

Urban Heat Island Effect

Cities are hot places; in fact, they can be islands of heat in the midst of a cooler regional environment. "Urban heat island" is a term that many of us may have heard of, but not fully...

Urban Farming

Trees aren't the only plants to grow in the city. As the interest in healthy eating, local foods, and sustainable agriculture grows, we see not only more and more home food gardening in city...

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In the Garden

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Relax and Garden

There is plenty to worry about in life -- and in gardening. Sure, there are weeds and bugs and plants that just will not do right. But gardeners can rejoice that there are also lots of curious things happening in the garden that are not troublesome at...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Red Spider Lily This old fashioned perennial bulb, Lycoris radiata, is a fall favorite that marches across...

Tool or Gardening Product

Whitney Farms Slug and Snail Killer Slug bait containing ron phosphate can be very helpful in deterring slugs and snails from tender...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Water Features from Falling Leaves
  • Remove Tree Stakes
  • Root More Canes
  • Protect Lettuce
  • Repot Container Plants

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