Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

January, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

'Cinderella's Carriage' Pumpkin

National News

While you may not want to be gardening in your glass slippers, you can still grow 'Cinderella's Carriage'. It may not get you to the ball to meet your prince, but you will be rewarded with a fairy...

'Chef's Choice Orange' Tomato

Many gardeners value heirloom tomato varieties for their delicious flavor, even though they may lack the desirable characteristics of more modern hybrids such as disease resistance. Now you can...

Gardening on the Moon

You may have heard of gardening by the moon, but how about gardening on the moon? In an effort to explore the possibilities for living on the moon for extended periods of time, NASA is planning...

Still Growing after Hurricane Sandy on Coney Island

The Coney Island Garden Program, now fully recovered after Hurricane Sandy, is a growing success. After the garden was destroyed by the 2012 superstorm, program director Ramy Fakhr and a dedicated...

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In the Garden


Purposeful Pruning

Late winter, just before new spring growth bursts forth, is the best pruning time for deciduous trees and shrubs. Pruning is perhaps the least understood of all gardening chores. Incorrect pruning results in poor growth, improper growth, unnatural plant...
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Shows & Events

Backyard Gardening Series: Growing Pecans On Tuesday, January 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Larry A. Stein, Professor & Extension...

Web Finds

Learn before you cut. Follow Proper Pruning Techniques , from the Texas AgriLife Extension,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Treat for Scale Insects
  • Plant Onions
  • Train Climbing Roses
  • Topdress Lawns with Compost
  • Thin and Shape Shrubs

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