December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden


Goodbye Snow, Hello Tinseltown

Over the past five years or so, I have written December columns about the joys and tribulations of winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, those winters being both with and without snow. I have shared photos taken in my own Pennsylvania garden or snapped...
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Web Finds

Internet Gardening Videos Movies! Here's a fun and informative way to pass a snowy winter evening or afternoon. You can...

Shows & Events

Phipps Winter Flower Show: One Enchanted Evening Now through January 8th in Pittsburgh, PA, the Phipps Winter Flower Show is the topiary-lover's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Journal
  • Organize Seeds
  • Survey the Winter Landscape
  • Prolonging Fresh Flowers
  • Research Plants

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