Upper South

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Spooky New Peppers

National News

Halloween can come early to your garden this year. The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA has developed two new hot pepper cultivars that will add an eerie note to your vegetable or...

More Garden Darkness

Black leaves aren’t the only means of bringing a dusky note into your garden. Some plants have flowers of such a deep color as to appear almost black. One such beauty is the Black Lenten Rose (...

Helping Our Native Pollinators

By now, most of us have heard of the threat to honeybees from colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that can decimate entire hives, and the concern over the impact of this decline on our...

Ocean, Lake and River Friendly Gardening

Ever stop to wonder where all the excess fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and gardens end up? A lot of it makes its way to nearby waterways, causing pollution and algal blooms that deplete...

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In the Garden

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Microgreens Are Big

Looking for a fast, easy way to grow some of your own food at this time of year? Microgreens are the answer. Expensive to buy at groceries and a popular item at restaurants, microgreens are nothing more than young seedlings of lettuce or other salad...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Pussywillow The soft, fuzzy catkins of pussywillow bring delight to the winter weary, telling us that spring...

Tool or Gardening Product

Multi-Pattern Pistol Hose Spray Nozzle Having the right tools for a job, whether baking a cake, building a house or watering a garden,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring Branches Into Bloom
  • Clean Birdhouses
  • Give Hollies Some Fertilizer
  • Prevent Shrub Winter Burn
  • Prune Grape Vines

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