Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern Coasts

December, 2000
Regional Report


Pecan Spice Quick Bread
Winter is a great time for nut eating, and pecans are the nut of choice for our area. If you can handle them "in the shell," try this quick bread recipe that blends the pecans with sugar and spice and everything nice.


2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

1 cup milk

2 cups unbleached flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup broken pecans


Set the oven at 350F and lightly oil a loaf pan. Melt the butter and set aside. Beat the egg well, add the milk, and beat again. Sift the dry ingredients together. Stir the butter into the egg and milk mixture, then pour that into the dry ingredients and nuts. Stir, then beat briefly with a wooden spoon until well blended. Spread in pan and bake for about 45 minutes.

Makes one loaf

Web Finds

Camellia Pests
If you've ever gone cross-eyed trying to diagnose a leaf disease from a written description, you'll love this site. The Gainesville (Florida) Camellia Society ( has done a great job putting together lots of information about camellias in an easy-to-navigate format. Best of all, they've got a photo gallery of disease and insect damage on camellia leaves. Now you can tell scab from scale by looking at the symptoms instead of trying to read about them. Of course, the gallery of fabulous flowers is worth a look, too. You can find information about similar groups across the South, with links to most.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"