December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Christmas Melon

National News

It’s only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...

Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes

Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...

New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew

Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...

Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers

Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...

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In the Garden


That Goes, This Stays in the Winter Garden

We simultaneously notice, then critically eye, a stand of astilbe seed heads. They resemble huge, up-side-down exclamation points -- intact, brown seed clusters on sturdy 3-ft stems. They stay, we agree. The scraggly lacecap hydrangea flowers nearby get...
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Shows & Events

Cast Your Vote for a 2008 Garden Hero RareFind Nursery is sponsoring the first annual Garden Hero Awards to acknowledge Excellence In...


Perennial Garden Care Tracy DiSabato-Aust's The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques is my...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig Your Holiday Tree Hole Now
  • Fertilize Spring and Summer Bulbs
  • Leave Ornamental Grasses and Select Seed Pods
  • Empty, Clean and Store Nonweatherproof Containers
  • Pop In Pansies, Dwarf Evergreens

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