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February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden


Pretty in Paris

Imagine someone asks you to create a scene -- say Notre Dame Cathedral. In six months. Indoors. You'll have to bring it in piece by piece and actually construct it in five days. Oh, by the way -- we'd really like it to include romantic Paris and...
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Shows & Events

The Philadelphia International Flower Show, March 6 to 13 Experience "Springtime in Paris" at The Philadelphia International Flower Show in the...

Web Finds

National Institute of Environmental Sciences Cautionary news about rotenone. On Feb. 11, the National Institutes of Health of the US Dept....
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back 'Annabelle' and 'Hills of Snow' Hydrangeas
  • Clip Leggy Indoor Plants
  • Get a Grip Early on Invasives
  • Sharpen Shovels and Hoes
  • Stretch and Strengthen

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