February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In frigid winters past, hibernating indoors was de rigueur. Now global climate change brings spring or autumn weather every few days. Which makes me (maybe you, too) want to putter outdoors even though gardens aren't ready for tending. What to do with...
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Web Finds

Holland Bulbs For an early burst of spring bulb splendor, virtually tour Holland's Keukenhof Gardens in...

Shows & Events

Jazz It Up at the Philadelphia Flower Show From March 2 through 9, the Philadelphia Flower Show will be at the Pennsylvania Convention...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stop Tree Seedlings
  • Dispose of Toxic Products Safely
  • Record Spring's Firsts
  • Pot Up Tender Bulbs
  • Start Cool-Weather Flowers and Veggies Indoors

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