Coastal and Tropical South

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden

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Water in the Garden

Water adds a special dimension to any garden. A water garden can provide an eye-catching focal point for your landscape design. The sound of water muffles sounds of the outside world, helping to create a sensory retreats. And water attracts and...
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Resources

Web Finds

Enjoying Ornamental Ponds in Louisiana Thinking about putting in a pond in your landscape? Enjoying Ornamental Ponds in Louisiana...

Favorite or New Plant

'Red Flare' Water Lily Hardy in the tropical part of our region, 'Red Flare' is not only beautiful, it blooms reliably...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Cannas Thriving
  • Reduce Lawn Areas
  • Fertilize Azaleas
  • Keep Ferns Healthy
  • Watch for Tomato Trouble

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