February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Container Clematis

National News

Container gardening continues to be a hot trend, and more perennial plants are being bred to grow well in these small spaces. One of the best new clematis to grow in containers is Clematis...

Organic Ketchup Protects Against Cancer

It's been well documented that the antioxidant lycopene found in tomato-based products, such as ketchup, helps protect us against cancers of the breast, pancreas, prostate, and intestines. Now...

Learn to Graft

If you're looking for a fun horticultural project to help pass the winter, consider learning about grafting. You can learn the techniques from the comfort of your home with this award-winning,...

Award-Winning Agastache

From the specialists in hummingbird mints (Agastache) comes a new award-winning variety that features foot-long spikes of rose-pink flowers, a raspberry red calyx, and sweetly scented foliage....

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In the Garden


Good Plants Gone Wild

Runaway weeds, garden escapees, invasive exotics ... hardcore plants in the wrong place? There is some debate about what constitutes a truly invasive alien or exotic plant. We would all probably agree that to be categorized as "bad," a plant should be...
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Shows & Events

The Philadelphia Flower Show 2005 The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual, winter-blues-busting, must-see extravaganza. This...

Web Finds

Fruit and Nut Cultivars for Home Planting The University of Missouri has assembled a highly informative online series of homeowner-oriented...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Soilless Seed-Starting Mix
  • Label Seedlings
  • Mark Seed-Starting Dates on Calendar
  • Take Cuttings
  • Check Frost Heaving

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