Coastal and Tropical 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


Evergreens in the Winter Garden

Our gardens glow this time of year, and it all starts with the gorgeous green of evergreens. Certainly, that's one of the reasons people flock to visit our region in winter. A landscape without evergreen plants is a confusing place to live or even...
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Web Finds

Butterfly World Butterfly World houses the largest butterfly house in the world at its headquarters north of Ft....

Favorite or New Plant

Pink Knockout Rose Few roses make a really big splash in our region, perhaps because so many do so well. But the red...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Vines and Fig Trees
  • Check on Bulbs
  • Dig Weed Barriers
  • Plant Fruits
  • Wait to Assess Winter Injury

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