December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something New Under the Sun

National News

Coleus is great for adding bold, season-long color to garden beds and containers. And now you can get double the color in one easy "seed." Part of the Fuseables® line from Harris Seed, the new...

Arsenic and Old... Apple Juice?

Well, it's not old ladies spiking their homemade elderberry wine with arsenic, as they do in the classic play Arsenic and Old Lace, but it may be even more sinister. According to a new report...

Occupy Green/Red Chile

If you missed the opportunity to rally with protesters over corporate greed and economic inequality in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here's your chance to join a new movement. Only this...

Black Olive

It may sound like an addition to the appetizer tray, but this 2012 All-America Selections winner is a pepper, and an outstanding ornamental one at that. Although its fiery hot fruits are edible,...

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In the Garden


The Flower Power of Color

We're emerging from the hustle-bustle season of red and green, displayed by the bountiful winter beauty of holly berries, cranberries, pine boughs and ivy vines. There's more to this. It's the power of color. Red and green are opposite each other on...
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Web Finds

2011 National Wildlife Photo Contest Winners Gallery For forty-one years the National Wildlife Federation has celebrated the wonders of our natural...

Shows & Events

Season's Greenings, U.S. Botanic Garden's Holiday Exhibit The U.S. Botanic Garden's annual holiday exhibit, Season's Greenings, runs through January 2,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Brighten Outdoor Containers with Winter Greens and Branches
  • Gather Woodland Treasures for Craft Projects
  • Check Indoor Plants for Hitchhikers
  • Clean and Disinfect Seed-Starting Materials
  • Take Advantage of Post-Holiday Sales

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