June 16, 2018


Weekly news from the

National Gardening Association

June 18 - 24 is Pollinator Week!

All week we will be telling gardeners about the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. We want to see a million pollinator gardens established across North America. Visit this webpage for more information and to participate.

   Over Watered Arborvitae   

"Recently planted (4-6 weeks ago) 4-6 feet dark American arborvitaes. First we were told to water once or twice a week with soaker hose. Then we were told by friend to keep water ongoing. Now our trees are turning yellow and brown. I am concerned that we over watered them. I have not watered them in a couple of days. But now I don't know if they are going to die and how much watering I should do. Is there something to give them to make them come back? They are not to serious yet but some are looking worse each day." - Read the answer


Three Ways to have a "Wild" Time Gardening
Each year as we rediscover the emerging beauty of our gardens, we can also welcome and enjoy birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife. Garden for Wildlife Month in May and National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, 2018 remind us to prepare our gardens as a habitat for wildlife. Here are starter tips for wild friendly gardening.
Pepper Types
Seed companies break the peppers we grow down into two categories: hot and sweet. The hot types include Cayenne, Jalapeno and Anaheim. Examples of sweet peppers are Bell and Pimiento. Banana and Cherry peppers come both sweet and hot.
Gardening for Children- Growing Vegetables from Seed
These kid-friendly vegetables provide an inexpensive gardening opportunity that produces results with little effort. Your child will fall in love with growing their own plants, learn about how plants grow, and all about the process of producing the food they eat from seed to harvest.
Best Herbs for Indoor Growing
In recent years, many new varieties of herbs have been introduced, some of which do better indoors than the traditional varieties. Here are 10 herbs notable for their consistent, compact growth habit and strong flavor.
Plant Milkweed to Help Monarch Butterflies
Monarch butterflies are amazing creatures. These strikingly colored, orange, white, and black butterflies migrate up to three thousand miles every year to spend the winter roosting in large groups in mild winter areas of Mexico and California. Unfortunately, they are also in deep trouble. Over the past twenty years, the number of monarchs has dropped precipitously due in large part to loss of habitat.
Here's to Rose of Sharon
I first noticed the hardy shrub called rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) while traveling one midsummer across the southern plains. I saw it over and over again, blooming bravely in dooryard gardens despite the sizzling heat
Gardening for Butterflies
Gardening for butterflies is a suspenseful art, a bit like holding a picnic and wondering if your invited guests will show up. It's because butterflies are choosy insects. Any
Squash Bug
Squash bugs are found throughout the United States. Adult bugs are flat-backed, brown, about 1/2 inch long; the immature nymphs are shaped like adults but are whitish with black legs.


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