Second Chance Gardening Newsletter For Jan. 25, 2002 - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Second Chance Gardening Newsletter For Jan. 25, 2002

Timely Tips

With the spring season approaching, much is to be done in area lawns and gardens. This winter season has seen its share of blustery, north winds and chilly temperatures. For that reason, many tropical and subtropical plants have suffered freeze damage.

How many of you have asked, "Is it dead?" There are a few pointers to keep in mind as you start thinking about pruning dead and damaged plant material.

Remove limbs and branches, which have been broken by ice or wind. Do not remove the parts of woody ornamentals that simply “look” damaged. Azaleas with split bark may make it into the spring season without any drastic pruning. After spring bloom has come and gone and growth has begun, prune the dead limbs.

Check herbaceous plants for damage by looking at the base, or crown, of each plant. If the green shoots on grasses and groundcovers are evident, wait a few weeks to see if the green shoots grow. Go ahead a prune away the dead vegetation at that time.

Calendar of Events

  • February 5 - "Managing Coastal Landscapes,” Gulfport
  • February 5 & 6 - Ark-La-Miss Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference, Biloxi
  • February 8 - Second Chance Gardening on WLOX, 11 a.m.
  • February 12 - Mardi Gras!
  • February 18 - Gulf Coast GardenTalk Extension Hotline Opens. Call 865-4483 or toll free 1-866-GARDEN-8
  • February 23 & 24 - Gulf Coast Garden & Patio Show, Orange Grove/Lyman Community Center Chance speaks on “Pesky Pests in Your Landscape.”
  • March 23 & 24 - Herb and Garden Fest, Ocean Springs Chance speaks on “Pesky Pests for Coastal Lawns.”

Do you know of other gardening activities on the Coast? E-mail Chance with the details!

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