July 7, 2018


Weekly news from the

National Gardening Association


The July 2018 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
A total of 13 prizes lined up - lots of great ones again! Come check it out, get some tickets and try your luck in this month's contest!
National Garden Bureau Announces Four Classes for 2019 "Year of the" Program
National Garden Bureau, the non-profit organization promoting gardening in North America on behalf of the horticulture industry and its members, is pleased to announce the four plant classes that will be featured in the 2019 "Year of the" program.
Patio Gardens
Patio gardens soften the transition between indoors and outdoors by bringing plants into outdoor living areas. This might involve something as simple as setting up a few window boxes on an apartment balcony, or as elaborate as enclosing an entire porch with trellised vines, potted trees and shrubs, hanging baskets, and containers filled with annual and perennial flowers.
Edible Landscaping - Edible of the Month: Figs
Fresh figs are soft, sweet and creamy. They can be used in baking, to sweeten meats or in desserts. The fruits are high in iron, fiber, potassium and calcium. They can also be used as a laxative, so don't go overboard when munching on these fruits. The trees can be grown outdoors in warm climates or in containers in colder climates. Either way a few trees will produce more figs than you'll ever be able to eat.
Herbal Tea Recipe
Once you've harvesting your herbs for tea, here's how to blend and brew up a healthy pot of tea.
Edible Landscaping - How to: Start a Culinary Herb Garden
If you love to cook, especially with fresh herbs, then you must have a culinary herb garden. Nothing beats the flavor of freshly picked herbs in soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, pastas, salads and many other dishes.
Establishing a Wildflower Meadow
A meadow of mixed flowers and native grasses can replace your lawn, cover a slope, or enhance a roadside. Most meadows require much less water and fertilizer than lawns do, and they rarely need mowing. For best results, prepare the soil thoroughly before planting.


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