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


On the Dry Side

During a recent drive across the arid regions of the southwest and southern California, I was entranced by the cacti and other drought-tolerant plants growing wild along the roadside, installed in parking lot planting schemes, and even growing as...
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Shows & Events

Christo Brings The Gates to Central Park World-renowned installation artist, Christo, and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, bring "The Gates" to...

Web Finds

The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) Web site offers information about its...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Seed Starting
  • Starting Indoor Cat Grass
  • Delve into Catalogs
  • Use Evergreen Boughs
  • Try Something New!

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