January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


Hardy Camellias Creep North

Two weeks before Christmas in Philadelphia, one rose-red blossom popped brightly on Doris' 'Winter's Fancy' camellia. A miracle, I marveled, because her plant had maybe seven leaves left this spring. North, in Chestnut Hill, four pink camellia flowers...
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Web Finds

National Weather Service With our unusual weather, I've become a frequent weather watcher. The National Oceanic and...

Shows & Events

Glorious Winter Photos by Roger Foley For a New Year's treat, visit "Glorious Winter," an exhibit of Roger Foley's photos at The West...
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Regional Reminders

  • Time to Mulch
  • Make a Wildlife Plan
  • Ring in the New Year with Easy Exercise
  • Winterize Ponds With No Fish
  • Winterize Pond With Fish in Mind

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