February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Ornamental Pepper

National News

Ornamental/edible hot peppers have become all the rage in the gardening world in recent years. There are numerous varieties available that combine the heat and spice of hot peppers with attractive...

Which Fruits Have the Most Antioxidants?

Every few months it seems there's another news story touting a specific fruit as having high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that have been associated with the prevention of...

Best Bellflowers

Bellflowers (Campanula) are widely adapted, hardy flowers that include more than 300 different annual, biennial, and perennial species. The Chicago Botanic Garden evaluated 89 different perennial...

Compostable Kitchen Bags

Composting is a great way to produce healthy organic matter for the garden and reduce the amount of food scraps and yard waste going to landfills. Many gardeners accumulate kitchen scraps to throw...

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In the Garden


More About Dick Lighty's Favorite 50

The customer's always right. As you've asked, here are more about Richard W. Lighty's favorites -- ending with the complete list of his Good Plants: 70 Years of Hopes, Failures, and Successes . Lighty is a notorious (in the good sense) plant lover and...
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Web Finds

Eat Well Guide Want to know where to get fresh, locally grown food -- in your community AND when you travel the...


Gardening Mirrors People, History, Lives, Ethnicity Patricia Klindienst's The Earth Knows My Name. Food, Culture, And Sustainability in the Gardens...
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Regional Reminders

  • Escape to the Tropics
  • Throw Caution to the Wind
  • Dispose of Leftover Pesticides and Herbicides
  • Bring a Tropical Home
  • Plant that Tropical Outdoors When Summer Comes

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