January 7, 1997
Many home gardeners like to try several new flower and vegetable varieties each year. When selecting new varieties for the garden, gardeners should consider the All-America Selections (AAS) winners. The AAS winners have been grown and evaluated in trial gardens throughout the United States and Canada and have been found to possess unique or improved qualities and exhibit superior performance.
Upcoming horticulture meetings of possible interest to HHPN readers are listed below. For program information, contact the individual listed for each meeting.
Winter is a difficult period for houseplants. Many plants don't receive sufficient light because of the short winter days, low angle of the sun, and often overcast weather. While houseplants differ in their lighting requirements, all would benefit from supplemental lighting during the winter months.
Light can be broken down into various wavelengths. Those wavelengths that are perceived as colors are in the visible spectrum. Plants make use of all visible light. Red and blue, however, are the most important for plant growth.
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