January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Two-Toned Veronica

National News

Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...

Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer

Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...

Variegated Paraguay Nightshade

When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...

Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer

Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe they’ve discovered the Achilles...

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In the Garden


Waiting Out the Weird Weather

Early January's 73-degree weather sent me back to the "summer fun" drawer. Temps subsequently dropped, hovering around the 40s to 50s during the day to 30s at night -- a pattern expected for the Northeast through January 22. The National Weather Service...
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Web Finds

National Weather Service Weather have you baffled? Though it won't change a thing, understanding what's happening helps....

Shows & Events

Worm Composting Workshop This Sunday, Jan. 21, The Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pennsylvania, will host a worm composting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Invite Your Neighbor to Dinner
  • Toss Old Catalogs
  • Remove Wet Leaves Resting on Shrubs and Trees
  • Take Advantage of Post-Holiday Sales
  • Start Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard Seeds Indoors

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