January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something Old and Something New in Tomatoes

National News

It’s the New Year. With the staggering economy, many people are looking to grow more of their own vegetables this year. With that in mind, I thought to highlight some of the best new varieties of...

Two Tough Greens

There’s nothing like fresh greens from the garden in spring. Two of the stars in the early spring greens garden are arugula and kale. They are tough, cold tolerate, tasty, and nutritious. Here are...

Not So Hot Pepper

Lovers of spicy foods know that any dish with habanero peppers in it will knock your socks off. Considered one of the hottest pepper types, habaneros must be used with caution when handling and...

Two New Cabbages

Cabbages may not be the type of vegetable that gets people excited, but these two new varieties have some great advantages that might inspire you grow them. ‘Icy Fingers’ cabbage is one of...

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In the Garden


Bringing Xeriscape to Pots Up North

"Come smell," urges Trisha of Tampa, pulling 10-foot-tall stems of yellow flowers down to our noses. "This sunflower is honey sweet." With some two dozen thick, arching, woody stalks, this "flower" looks more shrub-like than herbaceous. It reminds me of...
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Web Finds

Van Engelen's Flower Bulb Screen Saver Yearning for colorful signs of spring? For a taste of the best of Holland's daffodils, tulips,...

Shows & Events

Today's Horticulture at Longwood Gardens Stir your imagination, feed your plant lust, and connect with contemporary experts on Fri., Feb....
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Holiday Lights Handy
  • Lighten Your Leaves
  • Remove English Ivy
  • Watch for Poison Ivy Vines
  • Prep on Cold Days for Work on Mild Days

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