Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Longer Life for Shrubs

The evergreen shrubbery around your home represents a significant investment and can be the crowning touch in curb appeal. Here's what to do now to keep these plants in top shape. Growing Appeal Shrubs in the ground less than two years are still...
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Preserving the Harvest Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry It, Too , a new book by Daniel Gasteiger (Cool Springs Press,...

Favorite or New Plant

Calico Plant The theory that a plant with many common names has widespread popularity certainly holds true for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Pale Impatiens
  • Add Hostas to a Shade Garden
  • Care for Lycoris
  • Rejuventate Crowded Daffodils
  • Clean Up Early Fallen Leaves

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