November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden


Please Pass the Pie!

Presumably, back in the Pilgrims' 1860's New England the seasonal autumn menu choices included many fruits and vegetables we still enjoy on our tables today. You might have more of a taste for some of these items than for others, but proponents of the...
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Web Finds

Asian Lady Beetle Infestation I still remember the first few Asian lady beetles we found on our glass porch years ago. My...


Tips From the Old Gardeners The delightfully illustrated Tips From the Old Gardeners , by Duncan Crosbie (Conari Press,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cover Bare Soil
  • Check Tools
  • Save Catalogs
  • Check for Pests
  • Water the Birds

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