Lower 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


The Foundation of a Great Garden

What makes a garden successful? An elderly gardener once told me that three fourths of your chance of success has been determined by the time you plant your first seed or transplant. His point was that well prepared soil and well adapted varieties are...
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Web Finds

How Much Compost Does It Take? HowMuchDoINeed2010 Have you ever wondered how much compost or mulch you would need to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Late Winter Weed "Cleanup" I know YOUR garden and landscape doesn't have any weeds. But just in case your neighbor's does,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Complete Dormant Pruning
  • Perennial Bed Cleanup
  • Get in Final Planting of Cool Season Greens
  • Stockpile Leaves
  • Fertilize Cool Season Flowers

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