Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it?s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you?re...

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In the Garden


Lacecaps and Mopheads Hurray!

Conversation stopped as I began flipping through Michael Dirr's Hydrangeas For American Gardens . We'd been chatting and opening Christmas presents from good friend and holiday hostess Barb. "Hydrangeas are my favorite," offered one guest eyeing my...
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Web Finds

Pennsylvania's Marketplace for the Mind With the difficult economy, food gardening will take center stage in upcoming years....

Tool or Gardening Product

PotLifter You'll still need someone else to help you move those large containers and heavy bags. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean and Fill Birdfeeders
  • Check Shrubs and Trees for Dead Branches to Remove
  • Consider Removing Overgrown, Poorly Placed Shrubs
  • Water Fall-Planted Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Perennials
  • Organize a Neighborhood Gardeners' Get-Together

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