January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

National News

It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden


Winter Blades in Motion

From her window in the Morris Arboretum Horticulture Center, Louise Clarke had been eying for weeks one thick water sprout in an otherwise young, nicely shaped magnolia 'Miss Honeybee.' The mottled, ash-colored scaffold branches of a cucumber magnolia...
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Poet Linda Pastan Linda Pastan's poem "The Gardener" in "The New Yorker", Dec. 13, 2010, p. 91 is an earthy homage,...

Web Finds

Information about and Reporting the Stink Bug Unfortunately the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a pest indoors as well as in agricultural and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shop for Nightshade Family Seeds
  • Clean Out Bird Houses
  • Cull Declining Indoor Plants
  • Clean Healthy Indoor Plant Leaves
  • Consider Growing Onions and Potatoes

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