Lower South

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden


Fruitful Endeavors

There are many kinds of fruit that grow well in the Lower South. Many gardeners shy away from fruit growing because of the space fruit trees can take up. Don't let the traditional orchard mindset keep you from trying fruit. There are many fruit species...
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Favorite or New Plant

Satsuma Orange Satsumas are a mandarin type of orange. Their loose skin peels away easily. The fruit have few...

Clever Gardening Technique

Strawberry to Vegetable Transition Planting on beds covered with landscape fabric or black plastic helps minimize both insect and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Roses
  • Plant Fruit Trees, Vines, and Bushes
  • Last Call for Cool Season Planting
  • Divide and Reset Fall Bulbs
  • Complete Fruit and Ornamental Tree Pruning

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