Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Invasion of the Kudzu Bug

National News

If you live in the Southeastern or Mid-Atlantic states, you may find some unfamiliar insects congregating on the side of your house this fall, looking for places to shelter for the winter. If...

A New Twist with Celosia

Looking for something unusual for your flower garden next spring? Give a new twist to your plantings with Celosia 'Twisted'. This eye-catching variety of Celosia cristata features bright red,...

Go with Gojis

You may have heard the health benefits of goji (go-gee) berries touted of late. These bright orange-red berries, the fruits of the Asian shrub Lycium barbarum , as well as juice made from them,...

Stopping Stinkbugs

There's another relatively new introduced insect pest that's causing problems for both commercial agricultural growers and home gardeners. It's also a home-invading nuisance as it crawls into...

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In the Garden

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Go Natural for Holiday Decorating

When we think of a classic Southern holiday decorating scheme, natural is the word. We use holly and nandina for their red berries, cedar boughs cut from the back pasture, and pyramidal "trees" covered in oranges and pomegranates. For generations we...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

White Swamp Spider Lily If you grow Louisiana iris, you should be growing white spiders (Hymenocallis spp.) right...

Clever Gardening Technique

Taller Trellises Everybody knows to sink posts in concrete to strengthen their profile and prevent rot where wood...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose the Right Tree
  • Pot Up Amaryllis
  • Care for Cool-Season Annuals
  • Plant Daffodils
  • Practice Safe Pruning

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