Coastal and Tropical South

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden

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Summer Garden Challenges

Every season has its challenges, and summer is no exception. Some problems crop up regularly, but luckily you can take care of many of them with these simple tips. Tree Complaints Crape myrtles fail to bloom for several reasons, even in full sun...
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Resources

Web Finds

American Hydrangea Society The American Hydrangea Society has a beautiful website, with information about hydrangeas we...

Favorite or New Plant

Diamond Frost Euphorbia In pots or garden beds, anywhere heat and drought tolerance (once established in the garden) is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Lawns
  • Combat Daylily and Iris Disease
  • Prune Oleander
  • Don't Move That Tree
  • Reduce Algae in Ponds

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