March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


New Orleans Swings Into Philadelphia

I had given in to my aching feet. Time to leave, they pleaded, taking me to the Philadelphia Flower Show exit. Wait, what's that sound? Trumpets, trombones, a tuba, and saxophones heading my way! A whirling Mardi Gras chanteuse in purple draped with a...
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Web Finds

Virtual Flower Garden Enjoy a virtual garden that's colorful, quick, easy-care, and only a click away. Click once,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Degradable Lawn Debris Bags Though garden centers market the large, brown paper bags as leaf collection bags, my garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tend Your Coralbells
  • Fertilize Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Start Tithonias Indoors
  • Mind Your Peas and Sweet Peas
  • Measure Before Buying Mulch

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