Lower 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


Nine Pruning Mistakes to Avoid

It is pruning season. Mid to late winter is a good time to make necessary pruning cuts on many of our deciduous landscape and orchard shrubs and trees. Notice that I said "necessary". Just to prune a plant because it is that time of the year may lead to...
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Web Finds

Pruning Help on the Web Southern gardeners are fortunate to have two outstanding web sites from the University of Georgia...

Clever Gardening Technique

Heat Lamp Protection for Seedling Flats In a pinch, if you don't have one of the nice heating mats for starting seeds, a heat lamp...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Ragged Evergreen Groundcovers
  • Plant Onions
  • Purchase Easy Orchids
  • Remove Cool Season Lawn Weeds
  • Replenish Bed Mulches

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