Upper 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


Houseplants Under Attack

You know the routine for houseplants. Provide moderate 60- to 70-degree temperatures, keep humidity levels up by grouping plants on pebble-filled trays or with a humidifier, provide plenty of light, avoid cold drafts, regularly water and fertilize, and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Snowdrops Because of the unusually harsh winter this year, the snowdrops that usually start blooming in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Determining Soil Moisture With practice, you'll almost instinctively know when your garden soil is dry enough to prepare or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses and Some Shrubs
  • Plant and Tend Rhubarb
  • Inventory Tender Bulbs and Order More
  • Prune and Tend Clematis
  • Plan for Pansies

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