Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden

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Garden to Attract More Pollinators

I have a bumper sticker that reminds everyone who likes to eat to thank a farmer, but maybe we need one that exhorts us to celebrate the pollinators that make it all possible. Farmers and gardeners depend on honeybees and other insects to move pollen...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Batface Cuphea Such a sweet plant deserves a place in every garden, in beds and containers. Its long bloom...

Tool or Gardening Product

Waterproof Digital Soil Thermometer Seeds of lima beans and pumpkins put into the ground while soil temperatures are cool may fail to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Empty Your Saucers
  • Grow Water Garden Plants
  • Choose the Right Container
  • Make Peace with Birds
  • Fertilize Wisely

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