December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden


All I Want for Christmas...

What would YOU like for Christmas? Santa, if you're feeling generous, I'd be over-the-moon to get the top-of-the line Brill Razorcut Premium 38 push mower (a mere $269.99). My vintage "American" mower wheels and blades jam. Oiling doesn't help....
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Favorite or New Plant

'Pocomoke' Dwarf Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia (indica x fauriei) 'Pocomoke' stands about two feet tall and wide. In autumn, its...

Web Finds

Scienceline Scienceline is a student-run online magazine published by the Science, Health and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Move Pine Needles to Acid-Loving Plants
  • Rake Dead Leaves from under Hydrangea
  • Stop Planting Perennials
  • Make Seed Collecting a Family Affair
  • Clean Out and Bring in the Worm Bin

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