January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden


Blades That Look Sharp Year 'Round

Sometimes they stand tall, front, and center as a low-maintenance border. For example, bringing color, texture, and privacy around a pool. Sometimes they provide background or simply fill a difficult space. We see more types of ornamental grasses more...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bishop's Hat Also known as bishop's hat (for its long-spurred flower), Epimedium grandiflorum is a spring...

Web Finds

Endangered Species Bulletin Sandhill cranes in Mississippi, sea otters in Alaska, ocelots in Texas, wood storks in Georgia....
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Regional Reminders

  • Relax and Peruse Gardening Magazines
  • Arrange to Share Seeds
  • Disinfect Last Year's Seed-Starting Materials
  • Fix Stone Walls, Garden Paths, and Ponds
  • Enjoy an Art, Horticulture, Cooking, Dance Class -- Before Garden Season Starts

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