Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Fall Garden Chores

Down here at ground level, where the trowel meets the dirt, it's all about weed control. Now's the time to get a grip on the garden's troublesome vining weeds and escaping lawn grasses. Defining Terms What is a weed and what is a wild plant worthy...
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Favorite or New Plant

Kohlrabi This rugged member of the broccoli family doesn't get enough attention, but it's ideal for our...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Moss Basket Got an old wire basket sitting around going rusty? Soak a bale of sphagnum peat moss in a bucket...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Philodendrons
  • Grow Wildflowers from Seed
  • Decorate with Gourds
  • Grow Root Crops
  • Make Indoor Hydrangea Bouquets

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