Lower South

November, 2012
Regional Report

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What kind of tree is that? Have you ever tried to identify a tree from a leaf? How about a bloom or fruit? Leaf Snap is a wonderful resource in development that offers an expanding database of trees with outstanding, clear photographs of their leaves, buds and flowers. It is also available as an app for the iphone and ipad. The goal is to not only create an online database but to use facial recognition-type software to allow you to take a photo and receive an identification of the tree!

Clever Gardening Technique

Thin Seedlings with Scissors
Crowed seedlings need to be thinned to allow for proper development of the plants. Pulling some out can damage the roots of adjacent plants and in the case of carrots, for example, may affect the shape and size of the harvested roots. A small pair of scissors with pointed ends is great for thinning seedlings. Just snip them off at the soil line and the job is done without damaging the ones left growing.

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