Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

Sweet Road Salt

?Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

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In the Garden


Can You Trust the Zone Map?

I fell in love with Meconopsis the moment I saw her photo, tucked in the pages of a seed catalog. Who wouldn't love this beauty, with her alluring sky blue flowers and delicate, fuzzy, nodding buds? I've learned to be cautious about promising my...
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Web Finds

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Visit the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA) Web site to find...

Clever Gardening Technique

Early-Spring Cleanup The current spell of warm, sunny weather has provided a good opportunity to do some early-spring...
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Regional Reminders

  • Inventory Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Water Fig Tree Carefully
  • Caring for Poinsettias After the Holidays
  • Provide Supplemental Light for Houseplants
  • Start Placing Seed Orders

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