Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

February, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

Guide to Beneficial Insects
I put together this Grow Green quick reference to some of the more common beneficial insects in our southern gardens. The PDF file can be printed out for a handy reference. Post one in your garden shed as a version of the FBI's (Friends of Beneficial Insects) Most Wanted List!

Favorite or New Plant

Bulbine (Bulbine frutescens) is a cousin of aloes and haworthias. It forms a tight clump of narrow, succulent leaves. Blooms appear from late winter through fall, arising a foot or more above the foliage on long, narrow stalks. The most common form sports orange and yellow blooms, but a pure yellow form is also available. Bulbine does best in well-drained soil in full sun or morning sun. It is virtually pest and disease free and with moderate watering will stay healthy and bloom well.


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"