Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

The Last Organic Outpost
Houston, Texas, is a place of amazing people, and Joe Nelson Iset fits that bill. As the founder of The Last Organic Outpost Web site, he has put his love for gardening and poetry directly into the community. The crops look awesome, and the message is downright inspiring. Check out this nonprofit community gardening organization.

Favorite or New Plant

Autumn Aster
Much overlooked is 'Raydon's Favorite' aster (Aster oblongifolius), which blooms beginning in September with hundreds of tiny, white, skinny-petaled daisies. Also called autumn aster, it is very reliable and easy to grow in almost any soil on a sunny site. Water moderately in dry summers for best blooms.

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