Upper 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


Look and Listen - Spring is Almost Here, Get Ready to Plant!

It may have been a tough winter, and the odds are good that there is still snow and ice to come, but a walk out in the garden will tell you that the corner has been turned. Already, the birds are beginning their spring songs. The snowdrops have been...
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Web Finds

Container Vegetable Gardening Adding pots of flowers to the terrace, deck, or patio has long been a favored part of gardening,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Thermometer With experience, gardeners learn to instinctively judge when seeds can be sown outdoors in early...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Bird Houses
  • Force Spring-Flowering Branches
  • Get Power Equipment Ready
  • Test Your Soil
  • Take a Cue from Houseplants

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