Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


Gift Ideas for New Gardeners

There has been a resurgence of interest in gardening in the past few years. People are becoming more aware of the connection between diet and health, which has made growing your own food especially popular. Gardening also offers a relaxing respite in...
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Web Finds

Make A "Grow Ornament" A great holiday activity for kids (of all ages) is to make a "grow ornament". This is basically...

Favorite or New Plant

'Mauve Dancing Girl' Ginger Commonly referred to as "dancing ladies" or "dancing girls", Globba winitii is one of my...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Tree Stakes and Wires
  • Plant Cool Season Flower Beds
  • Cleanup around Fruit Trees
  • Plant Kale and Related Vegetables
  • Control Cool Season Weeds Now

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