February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden


Eat, Drink, and Talk Gardens

With each doorbell ring, someone brought something delicious to complement hostess Susan Yeager's bubbling turkey mushroom tetrazzini. White beans with rosemary, roasted peppers and portobellos, chili and cheese, Asian noodles, sweet and syrupy baked...
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Web Finds

Action for Nature Action for Nature is a nonprofit organization reaching internationally to encourage "young...


Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan, author of Second Nature , The Botany of Desire , and A Place of My Own , again...
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Regional Reminders

  • Apply Preemergent to Control Goutweed
  • Fundraise with Flower Power
  • Celebrate National Agriculture Day
  • Clean Up Leaves Around Plants
  • Consider Early Spring Spraying of Invasives

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