Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden


Rugged Perennials

Horticulturally speaking, perennials are plants that are expected to survive for 3 years or more. From the garden perspective in our zones, perennials are plants with green stems, not woody types that may or may not die back to the ground each year. Or,...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Organic Fungicide Beneficial microorganisms are amazing creatures. The role they play in the health of your soil...

Clever Gardening Technique

Safe bulb storage There are few more painful garden losses than a sack of bulbs gone bad. Their potential is lost...
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Regional Reminders

  • Trained tomatoes
  • Spinach now
  • Lawn care
  • Just a pinch
  • School gardens

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