Coastal and Tropical South

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden


Cool Garden Blues

On a hot afternoon the colors in your garden can make the difference between it feeling like an oasis or an oven. For flowers, hardscape, and furniture -- think blue! Powerful Cooling Bright yellow and red will warm your heart -- but maybe too...
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Web Finds

Hummingbirds of Florida Hummingbirds of Florida from University of Florida Extension provides information on...

Favorite or New Plant

Queen's Wreath Also called purple wreath or sandpaper vine, Petrea volubilis is a verbena relative that can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Lacebugs
  • Start Citrus From Seed
  • Clear Debris
  • Prevent Lawn Fungus
  • Replace Wornout Hoses

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