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:...

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...

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...

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In the Garden


New! Cool Tropicals

In recent years more and more garden centers have been offering tropical and semitropical plants in cold-winter areas where they are not winter hardy. This means we have an ever-expanding selection of very cool (or would that be very hot?), new-to-us...
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Shows & Events

Sustainable Landscapes Symposium Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, hosts the annual Green Matters Symposium on February...

Web Finds

Seed Savers Exchange If you are interested in helping to preserve heirloom varieties and/or supporting gardeners who...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stop Deer Damage
  • Order Seeds Now
  • Reuse Pots
  • Improvise Containers
  • Research Landscape Plants

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