December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sourcing Organic Seeds

National News

For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...

Plant Sales Support Medical Research

Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...

Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients

Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...

New Orange Eggplant

Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...

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In the Garden


Gifting the Gardener

Are you asking yourself questions like this: Which gardening book would Aunt Suz like for Christmas? Wouldn't that chartreuse-handled trowel be great for dad, who's always losing tools in the yard? Will these great gauntlet pruning gloves fit Harriet?...
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Shows & Events

Kids Cook at Brookside Gardens Here's a Saturday morning change of pace for children: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave.,...

Web Finds

Ready, Set, Farm Stay How about a back-to-nature holiday ... on a family farm? Watch bison, alpacas, and elk on working...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Clay and Glazed Pots
  • Drain and Store Garden Hoses
  • Mulch Roses After Hard Frost
  • Tidy Up Food Gardens
  • Take Stock of the Veggie Garden

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