January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden


Moths -- On Your Windowsill

Two things are sure to distract me from a day's "To Do" list. "Sale" signs and dark chocolate. Put a "Sale" sign among plants -- I'm THERE. My latest find -- moth orchids on a discount shelf. Granted they didn't look the perkiest. Most of the...
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Web Finds

Farmer's Almanac Good thing I found the Farmer's Almanac Web site. I threw out my last paper copy before moving....


Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life is one DVD in David Attenborough's amazing and rich...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reapply Deer Repellent
  • Use Critter-Proof Bird Feeders
  • Put Out Feelers for Spring Garden Helpers
  • Adapt to Changing Indoor Plant Conditions
  • Sort and Recycle Garden Books

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