December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


It's the Berries, Buds, and Hips!

Wave your gardening gloves if your roses are still blooming! They're likely to be landscape roses such as 'Lady Elsie May', with coral flowers and buds, and the original Knock Out rose (also known as 'Radrazz') with cherry-red petals and purple-green...
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The Little Book of Garden Heroes Feeling a bit overwhelmed with organic gardening? Author Allan Shepherd brings smiles and "Ah,...

Web Finds

Plant Invaders of Mid-Atlantic Natural Areas The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have produced a Plant Invaders of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Monitor Indoor Plants
  • Remove Leaves Trapped Low in Shrubs
  • Grapple with Garlic Mustard
  • Don't Be Too Tidy
  • Carefully Dispose of Garden Chemicals

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