January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Sunflower

National News

Sunflowers are the quintessential summer flower. Over the past 20 years great strides have been made in breeding sunflowers to create shorter, multi-branching plants and more colorful flower...

Easier Way to Start Seeds

Trying to handle tiny seeds, such as carrot, pansy, and lettuce, and drop the right number into a cell pack can be tricky. With inexpensive seeds, there's no worry about using more than you need,...

Peppermint-Striped Hydrangea

The Forever & Ever line of big-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) features compact, mounding, 2- to 3-foot-tall shrubs that bloom on both old and new wood. The shrubs grow best in USDA...

Get to the Root of the Matter

Any gardener knows that plant roots are critical to growth, flowering, and fruiting. Strong roots enable plants to withstand pest attacks, adverse weather, and poor gardening practices. For the...

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In the Garden


Snowdrops and other Winter Bloomers

Bright white snowdrops are the first flowering bulbs to poke through the soil's crust as winter slowly gives way to spring. Snowdrops (Galanthus) in several sizes and many cultivars are the January mainstay in Hedgleigh Spring, Charles Cresson's garden...
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Web Finds

Saved by the Bud Saved by the Bud is for guys in trouble who would consider giving flowers to bale them out....


National Parks Conservation Association Podcasts Like an audio book, these "Park Stories" podcasts take listeners on an audio journey through U.S....
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Regional Reminders

  • Fix Stone Walls, Garden Paths, and Ponds
  • Bring Your Own Shopping Bags
  • Provide Fresh Water for Birds
  • Control Slugs
  • Create Something "Naturally" Fun With a Youngster

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