Lower South

January, 2002
Regional Report

In the Garden

706

Prune with a Purpose

Late winter, just before new spring growth bursts forth, is the best pruning time for deciduous trees and shrubs. Pruning is perhaps the least understood of all gardening chores. Incorrect pruning results in poor growth, improper growth, unnatural...
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Resources

Books

Insects and Gardens -- In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology Most gardening books tell you about new plants or gardening techniques. Those dealing with pests...

Web Finds

Pruning Guidance For Gardeners Learn before you cut. Here are two web sites with excellent information to guide you in pruning...
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Regional Reminders

  • Time to Treat for Scale Insects
  • Plant Onions Now
  • Training Climbing Roses
  • Topdress Lawns with Compost
  • Pruning Shrubs

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