Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden

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Gardening at the Seaside

Depending on what part of our region you live in, the distinction between beach-front and leeward can be important. Both your plant choices and gardening practices may hinge on which side of the house they're on. Natural Strength Although the...
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Resources

Shows & Events

National Honey Bee Days at Fairchild Head to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 from 11...

Favorite or New Plant

'Fruit Cocktail' Shrimp Plant Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana), with its shiny, leathery leaves and red bracts enclosing a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Annuals
  • Divide and Replant
  • Prepare Soil for Spinach
  • Plant Fall Flowers
  • Plant Warm-Season Grasses

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