Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Summer Shrub Care

Tis the season for shrub stress. Heat, drought, heavy rain, wind, relentless sun -- all the normal weather conditions of summer can bring it on. You've taken good care of these landscape backbones all year, so don't stop now. What to Prune When...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hyacinth Bean Hyacinth bean (Dolichos lablab) has reclaimed its rightful popularity in recent years. The...

Web Finds

At Hummingbirds of Florida you'll find a good list of plants, native and otherwise, that are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Southern Peas
  • Hold Off on Tomato Fertilizer
  • Sow Rudbeckias
  • Control Mildew on Phlox
  • Treat Brown Spots in Lawn

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