December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Poinsettias for Polar Bears

National News

Want to decorate for the holidays and support endangered polar bears at the same time? Look for the 'Eckespoint® Polar Bear' poinsettia. This stunning new white poinsettia, bred by Ecke Ranch,...

Up with Foxgloves

Foxgloves are quintessential cottage garden plants, their tall spires of softly-hued flowers adding a vertical accent to the billowing silhouettes of so many other bloomers in early summer. But on...

Hooray for Holly

It is a Christmas tradition to "deck the halls with boughs of holly," although the custom of using holly as a decoration for winter time festivals and celebrations goes back to the Druids of...

Social Sagebrush and other Curiosities

Most of us don't think of our plants as having a social life. But some new research shows that, while your beans and begonias may not updating their Facebook pages, some plants are aware of who's...

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In the Garden


What's YOUR Holiday Scene?

Outside the greenhouse, families sipped hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows and sized up Christmas trees. Blue spruce, Douglas fir, or the white pine? A brief flurry of snow enhanced the magic. Inside, we shopped among the customary red poinsettias,...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Bag Wayward Leaves - for Spring Fill large paper yard debris bags with all remaining leaves. Put those bags somewhere out of the...

Shows & Events

Farming for the Future Conference, Feb. 2-5, 2011 The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's 20th Annual Conference-- Farming for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Your Tree Peony for Winter
  • Fence Trees and Shrubs from Deer
  • Divide Emerging Spring Daffies
  • Remove Leaves and Debris in and under Shrubs
  • Mulch Roses and Tree Peonies as Winter Protection

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