Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

BeeSource.com
If you are interested in healthy gardens, you should be interested in bees. Their plight, including dramatic population losses, translates directly into reduced pollination of our squash and many fruit crops. The BeeSource.com Web site is full of information and links, but it's best known for a nifty set of plans for hives and other beekeeping essentials.

Clever Gardening Technique

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
Don't put off pruning deciduous shrubs until the only thing to do is mow them down! Get a grip on the snips and take the two-step approach: clear, then trim. Thin out crowded cane clumps so you can see each one so they can grow stout for lots of flowers and leaves. Then give the whole plant a trim, just a little off the top, to encourage new growth.

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