October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Lingering Ways

Fall cleanup is an interesting time in the garden. It allows us to examine our plantings and evaluate their performance during the growing season just past. Frosted annuals are looking sad, but they do make great fodder for the compost pile. As we tidy...
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Shows & Events

Autumn's Colors at Longwood Gardens Enjoy the seasonal display throughout the grounds as autumn progresses. This is a terrific way to...

Tool or Gardening Product

Ultra Grow Planter Insert This intriguing gizmo is so much fun to play with. It promises to help balance soil moisture and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Photos
  • Deter Rabbits
  • Keep Mowing
  • Winterize Patio Tree Roses
  • Protect Terra Cotta

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