January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blanket the Garden with Color

National News

When it comes to a long bloom period in the perennial garden, few plants can top blanket flowers. Their bright, daisy-like flowers just keep coming and coming. All they ask for is plenty of...

Walnut Worries

First it was chestnut blight and Dutch elm disease, then dogwood anthracnose, the Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer. It seems as if some new threat to our trees is always on the...

Pick Some Pots of Pumpkins

Want to get a head start on your pumpkin patch this spring? The Natural Gardening Company can help with its potted seedlings available by mail-order. New for 2011 is a unique assortment of pumpkin...

One Sweet Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are long-time garden favorites for their beautiful, fragrant blossoms. Old fashioned varieties of these annuals are tall climbers, needing a bamboo tepee, trellis or other support to...

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In the Garden


Wind Through the Trees

The enticement of a winter garden is subtle yet intense -- green clouds of azaleas and rhododendrons, reddish-brown-barked red cedar trunks, snow-laden arborvitae branches, a thin-leafed feathery blanket under the bald cypress. Without the color-noise...
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Web Finds

Magical Gardens Though this is a bit late, consider it a post-holiday treat, literally and figuratively. Get more...

Shows & Events

"Potential Energy" High School Sculpture Application The Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens in Devon, Pa. is accepting high school student applications until...
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Regional Reminders

  • Assess Storm Damage
  • Look Closely at Labels
  • Shop Post-Holiday Sales
  • Reapply Deer Repellent
  • Build a Cold Frame

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