Coastal and Tropical South

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Half a Plate of Produce

National News

"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....

Killing Weeds Organically

Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...

Vulnerable Viburnums

In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...

Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...

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In the Garden



Southerners have a different idea of what "evergreens" are and how to use them. It's not just conifers around here, though we do love a nice juniper. February is the month to plant them all. Tropical Evergreens The traditional conifer evergreen...
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Web Finds

Brad's Begonia World Brad Thompson has gathered a host of information about one of my favorite plants on his website,...

Favorite or New Plant

Sanchezia A big perennial that is too often overlooked, sanchezia (Sanchezia speciosa) can be a fine...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Mealybugs
  • Test Your Soil pH
  • Prune Vitex
  • Harvest Cabbages and Collards
  • Mow at the Correct Heights

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