February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Island Time at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show

National News

Although enthusiasm is a job requirement when overseeing the world's largest indoor flower show, show designer Sam Lemheney practically levitates when talking about Hawaii: Islands of Aloha ....

New Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released the long-awaited, updated version of its hardiness zone map, giving some areas of the country new zone designations. The new 2012 map is based on temperature data from the...

Lyme Disease on the Move

A new research study by the Yale School of Public Health shows that Lyme disease is on the move. A map showing the areas of highest risk for Lyme disease infection in the U.S. is part of the study...

Changing the Rules Because of Oak Wilt

For years gardeners were counseled to paint over tree wounds and pruning cuts to seal them. This seemed like a logical course of action, like putting a bandage over a scraped knee. It wasn't until...

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In the Garden


You Like Tomatoes, I'm Fond of Squash.

Joyce enjoys telling stories of gardening with her young son in the suburbs. She's since moved to a tree-shaded property; her son's flown the nest. I have a sunny garden spot in the neighborhood and literally need a hand this season. Rehabbing my...
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Web Finds

Stormwater PA Stormwater PA is your go-to resource for current information and effective techniques in...

Favorite or New Plant

Nativar Horticulturist and author Allan Armitage coined the term "nativar" to describe the cultivars of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take a Reusable Fabric Bag When Shopping
  • Take Landscape Machines in for a Tuneup
  • Look for Signs of Spring
  • Put Boughs on Green Sprouting Daffies and Tulips
  • Order Onion Plants

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