November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Thumbs Up for Enduring Succulents

We arrived to put the courtyard garden to bed for winter -- remove dead annuals, rake and bag leaves, flame-weed between bricks, sweep, cut back perennials. Surprised, we momentarily put down our tools and admired the audacious sedums and coral bells in...
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Web Finds

Nature Makes Us Happy It's no surprise to us gardeners that being among plants and nature's gifts makes us happy....

Favorite or New Plant

Purple Vervain Also know as Tall Verbena and Purple Vervain, Verbena bonairiensis is a tender perennial (zones...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Sweet Autumn Clematis
  • Winterize Fountains and Statuary
  • Move Terra Cotta and Ceramic Containers Indoors
  • Don't Transport Firewood
  • Remove Leaves and Mulch from Under Shrubs and Trees

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