January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Scented Tuberous Begonia

National News

Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...

Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards

Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...

New Colorful False Indigo

Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...

Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel

Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While it’s great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for “do-it-yourselvers” shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...

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In the Garden


Yes, Hardy Camellias with Spring Blossoms

Writing this "In My Garden" column keeps me on my toes. In my December 4 column, I dismissed spring-blooming camellias based on my experience in the late 1990s and early 2000, when the plants' flower buds turned brown in winter then dropped. That's old...
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Web Finds

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grant Apply for Fiskars Project Orange Thumb(sm) Grant by Feb. 17. Project Green Thumb supports...


Garden Your Way to Help and Fitness Here's a paradigm shift. Imagine creating your garden space for exercise as well as relaxation....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan For Veggies in Your Flower Garden
  • Check, Clean, Sharpen, and Oil Tools
  • Replant Rootbound Indoor Plants
  • Reapply Deer-Repellent Sprays and Materials
  • Have a Family Powwow About More Greening and Recycling

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