Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

February, 2014
Regional Report

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Long Blooming Osteospermum

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Osteospermums, also known as African daisies, are tender perennials that are favorites for cool-season gardening. These South African natives offer a profusion of daisy-like blossoms when the...

Blazing Hot Strawflower

When summer weather gets hot, turn up the heat even more -- visually that is -- with Sundaze® Blaze Strawflower. This hybrid Bracteantha, new this year from Proven Winners, will set a...

Spotted Wing Drospohila

Big problems often come in small packages. Such is the case with spotted wing drosophila (SWD), a new threat to both commercial and home garden fruit plantings, especially berry crops. This...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Kentucky Children?s Garden

Conservation is the key to all youth programs at the Kentucky Children's Garden, a 2013 recipient of National Gardening Association's Jamba Juice ″It's All About the Fruit and...

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In the Garden


Pruning Time

Late winter is the time to prune most woody landscape plants. Pruning during the dormant season allows you to better see branch structure and encourages a flush of vigorous new growth in spring. By waiting until the coldest winter weather has passed,...
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Web Finds

Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants...

Clever Gardening Technique

Aerate Lawns Annually Lawns growing on compacted soil often struggle. If your lawn gets lots of foot traffic or you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Tuberous Begonias
  • Prune Woody Herbs
  • Start Seeds of Slow Growers
  • Finish Early Spring Chores
  • Plan for Bare-Root Plants

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