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In This Issue

2011 Bridal Issue Cover

Special Edition
2011 Southside Bridal Issue


2011 Bridal Marketplace
(Dozens of Vendors)

Bridal Articles

I Still Choose You
(On Life, Love and Commitment)
By Gert Slabach

Southside Brides
(and Grooms)

(Wedding Bells for 2011)

Wedding Lore
(Traditions, Superstitions, and Just Plain Fun)
By Brenda Snead

(Something New & Something Green)
By Maria Scinto

Wedding Trends
(What�s Hot for the 2011 Wedding Season)
By Melissa Charles

Tips From the Pros
(Advice from Bridal Vendors)

Wedding Jitters
(Wedding Jokes & Humor?)

Other Articles

Grow Something Dilly in your Herb Garden
(Herb of the Month Series)
By the Southside Virginia Herb Society

Convergence Art Guild�s Film Odyssey
(March 2011 Films)
By Woodson Hughes



Editor's Page
(Bridal Issue Highlights)

Southside Gardener
(Monthly Tips & "To Do List")
By William H. McCaleb

South Winds
(Bats in My Belfry)

Ask Bubba - Advice
The Bubba Squad



Festivals & Events

Feb-March-April Events

Farm & Ag Info

Annual Cotton Economics Meeting
(February 9th)

Farmers Markets Listing (FMs in or near SSVA)

Press Releases

Scholarship available to area seniors
(SVHS Offers $500 Scholarship)

Halifax County Junior 4-H Camp
(Sign-ups are Underway!)

17th Annual Jeff Nelson Memorial Golf Tournament
(May 6th 2011)


Past Issues

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Southside Gardener

This month's To Do List for the Gardener

 Contributed By William H. McCaleb

 Master Gardener Coordinator
 Virginia Cooperative Extension


"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth"
~Thomas Jefferson


Late-Winter Garden Chores and To-do list

   Even though nothing is growing, the winter is a good time to keep your garden in shape. Check out the following winter garden tips to make sure your garden is ready to grow in the spring. Tightsqueeze DoIt Best Ad - Click for more information


 Prune trees and shrubs, both ornamentals and fruit. Look for signs of scale on fruit trees; spray dormant oil especially on apple, pear, and peach trees.


 Check flower beds for plants that may have heaved due to frozen damp soil.


 Replace mulch as needed around those plants that need mulch to maintain even temperature. Berry Hill Irrigation Ad

 Check outside plants and trees for animal damage especially fruit trees.


 Cut some forsythia branches for forcing indoors for late winter color


 Rejuvenate holly bushes with a hard pruning, especially if you did not do fall pruning.

 Check evergreens for sign of desiccation or drought damage due to our low rainfall. Water deeply if necessary.

 Start seeds of cool season vegetables and flowers, especially broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, turnip, spinach & mustard greens, and for flowers, now is the time to start pansies� seed as well as sweet peas.



“Exercise for free – Grow A Garden This Year”


   If you have questions about your landscape plants, you can also call the Extension Office and ask to speak to a Master Gardener or the Horticulture Technician.




William H. McCaleb
Program Assistant, ANR
Master Gardener Coordinator
Virginia Cooperative Extension
171 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 757
Halifax, VA 24558-0757
fax: 434-476-7777






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