February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Roses

National News

There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...

A Deer Control Roundup

Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...

A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew

For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...

New Arabian Lilac

Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea ‘Fascination’), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...

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In the Garden


Reflecting on Favorites

Winter weather in the Northeast has been such a roller coaster. Yes, some warm, sunny days feel so delightfully springlike! Who'd have imagined we'd be able to slip a spade into soil as soft as butter in early February? Yet the unseasonable temps carry...
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Shows & Events

Flower Show in Philadelphia The Philadelphia Flower Show is around the corner! Enchanted Spring: A Tribute to Mother Nature...

Tool or Gardening Product

West County Garden Gloves Good, washable gardening gloves are hard to find. West County Garden Gloves has raised the bar,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reconsider the Seed
  • Check Seed Viability
  • Start Cool-Weather Flowers and Veggies Indoors
  • Check Indoor Plants for Critters
  • Use Insecticide Judiciously

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