January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden


Cherry Blossoms at Christmas?

For years, I've told gardeners to winter prune roses in February when the forsythia bloom. That's wisdom gleaned from a rosarian who spoke to us as undergraduates studying garden design. In mid-December, a yellow puff of branches caught my eye....
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Web Finds

Overwintering Pond Plants Overwintering Pond Plants from the Minnesota Water Garden Society has answers to almost any...

Shows & Events

Wildlife in Your Backyard Woods Workshop Pennsylvania's vast forests have always supported an abundance and variety of wildlife. At the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Pond for Winter
  • Clean, Check, Store Pump Mechanical Parts
  • Clean and Store Hand Tools
  • Give Your Tools TLC
  • Store Motorized Tools Properly

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