February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden


Forcing for the Philadelphia Flower Show

A vase brimming with gorgeous, freshly cut pink and white cosmos brings smiles to gift shop customers at Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, Pennsylvania. Forced branches of wavy yellow witch hazel flowers ('Arnold Promise') remind visitors that spring's just...
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Web Finds

2007 Arbor Day National Poster Contest "Trees are Terrific...and forests are too!" That's the theme for this year's Arbor Day National...


The Writer in the Garden Despite the weather, the enjoyable collection of literary tidbits in The Writer in the Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Savor the Catalogs
  • Remove Insect Casings from Trees and Shrubs
  • Clean Chain Saw and Lawn Sprinkler
  • Winterize the Mower
  • Check Shrubs for Scale

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