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December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that ?talk? when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren?t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden


Improv In Early Winter

It can't be mid-December. Too much color and green in the gardens. Not enough browns and grays. The coral-pink 'Lady Elsie May' roses in Marilyn's Chestnut Hill garden are still blooming. No rust or mildew on the leaves, even though we've had more rain...
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Web Finds

i-Tree Tools i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that...

Tool or Gardening Product

Metal Fold-It Utility Cart Great thing about this cart is it's collapsible. Folds up to fit in a car trunk or in the back...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Sprouting Daffies and Tulips
  • Be Quick to Water Holiday Plants
  • Decorate Holiday Packages with Herb Sprigs
  • Check Gift Plants for Critters
  • Make a Gift Recipe Booklet

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