New England

December, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

National Poinsettia Day

National News

Here's one more reason for celebration this month. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day! The date marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He was...

African Sunset Petunia

If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014...

Look for Lofos

Its name may not roll as readily off your tongue as petunia, but Lophospermum (pronounced low-fo-SPUR-mum) is a name that gardeners looking for a dramatic, cascading vine for a hanging basket...

Protecting Bumblebees

The decline of honeybees due to colony collapse disorder has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. But populations of native bees like bumblebees are also showing a downward trend....

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In the Garden


Poinsettia Time!

It's getting to be that time of year when garden stores, supermarkets and home centers are overflowing with poinsettias. Their cheerful colors -- no longer limited just to red, but available now in shades of pink, white, peach, burgundy, even variegated...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Green Up Window Boxes Don't leave your window boxes standing empty in cold weather. Make them a winter focal point with...

Shows & Events

Demystifying Holiday Houseplant Care Do you hide your Christmas cactus in the closet during the holidays? Does your amaryllis bloom on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean and Oil Tools
  • Keep Pets Safe from Poisonous Holiday Plants
  • Do Your Dusting
  • Keep Your Florist's Azalea Happy
  • Keep Your Christmas Tree Watered

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