January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pink-Edged Sea Holly

National News

Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...

A Shovel With Attitude

The Kombi shovel is described as a “shovel with attitude.” One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...

New Multicolored Dahlia

Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. ‘Changing Colors’ dahlia features flowers...

Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns

Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...

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In the Garden


Thumbs Up From The Pros

Though we may watch our pennies, gardeners like "stuff" -- useful, attractive, fun, and interesting tools, gadgets, plants, and other gardening paraphernalia. I asked some garden professionals about their favorite finds and here are the things they'd...
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Friendship and Birth of Longwood Gardens The children's book The Magic Shrub (Longwood Gardens, $13.99) is a coming-of-age story about a...

Web Finds

Historic Tree Nursery Want a bit of Pearl Buck, Mark Twain, Aldo Leopold, the Wright brothers, or China's Forbidden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan a Sunflower Maze With a Child
  • Prepare Exhibits for Your Local Flower Show
  • Apply For Project Orange Thumb Grant
  • Remove Overwintering Insects on Trees and Shrubs
  • Tend Indoor Plants

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