January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cool Peppers for Cool Climates

National News

Peppers are heat lovers, no doubt about that. They relish a long season of warmth. But gardeners in areas with short growing seasons love peppers, which is why many are always on the lookout for...

Peak Phlox Performance

Garden phlox, when well grown, is one of the glories of the midsummer garden, its large heads of flowers adding color, fragrance, and stature to flower beds as the many early summer blooming...

Project BudBurst

It may still be cold in many parts of the country, but we've turned the corner toward springtime and the days are getting longer. It won't be too much longer before buds are bursting out all over....

Celebrating Urban Birds

Want to learn more about how you can help birds in urban environments, participate as a citizen scientist in the study of these feathered creatures, or simply celebrate their presence amidst all...

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In the Garden


Hail the Versatile Heuchera!

Some 15 years ago, my backyard in Manayunk in Philadelphia was gray gravel surrounded by high, rugged stone walls holding back a steep hillside. Fine terrain for container gardening. An ideal holding area for pots and flats of plants en route to...
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Shows & Events

Pennsylvania Community Forestry Lunchtime Webinar The first Pennsylvania Community Forestry Lunchtime Webinar will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2012...

Tool or Gardening Product

Nifty Nabber A few weeks ago, I fell and broke my right arm. This is life-altering; I'm right-handed. My...
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Regional Reminders

  • Talk with Family about Seeds
  • Don't Be Tempted to Dig Wet Soil
  • Select Summer Bulbs
  • Decide Which Veggies To Buy As Plants, Which As Seeds
  • Plan Indoor Seed-Starting Schedule

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