January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden


January: An Exciting Transition

True to the myth of Janus, Roman god of gates, doors, beginnings, and endings, this January is a time of transition. Besides stepping in as mid-Atlantic editor for NGA, I recently moved from a row house in Philadelphia to a quaint stone country cottage...
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Shows & Events

January's Bounty There are numerous events to enjoy this month: Native Landscape Design: Reality Versus...

Web Finds

National Audubon Society Interested in attracting specific birds, meeting bird lovers, creating a wildlife habitat,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tidy Work Area
  • Tune Up Tools
  • Clean Up Rose Bed
  • Protect Roses
  • Find Inspiration Outdoors

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