Lower South

February, 2005
Regional Report

Web Finds

Pruning Methods
Need help with rose pruning? No, I'm not talking about someone who'll come out and prune your roses for you. Instead, here's the next best thing -- a couple of good Web sites to help get you up to speed on the basics of pruning the most common types of roses:
Pruning Methods; and
Rose Pruning for San Antonio.

Favorite or New Plant

Oregano
Need a plant that will do well spilling over the sides of a container or growing as a ground cover in sunny areas, and that offers culinary benefits as well? Oregano can fill the bill. It makes a great ornamental ground cover and does very well in sunny areas that tend to dry out a bit. The leaves are a staple in seasoning tomato-based sauces as well as for seasoning soups, seafood, and grilled meats. This herb, along with its close cousin, marjoram, has been named the 2005 Herb of the Year.

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