August 11, 2018


Weekly news from the

National Gardening Association

   How do I get rid of my Iguanas?   

"My neighborhood (Ft. Lauderdale,FL) is being overrun by iguanas. Is there a non lethal way of evicting them from my backyard? They sit on my lawn furniture, loll about my hot tub, gossip around my pool - basically, they treat my back yard like a high priced resort. I'm waiting for one of them to snap it's fingers and demand a pina colada." - Read the answer


The August 2018 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
Another exciting raffle all lined up for you. Come check out the awesome prizes!
Weed Identification
No one likes to talk about them, but all gardeners deal with them: weeds. We've chosen the most common weeds found in lawns and gardens, and provided the essential information you need for identifying and managing them.
Harvesting Corn
Harvesting corn is a matter of picking the ears at peak flavor. Here's how to know when to harvest.
Keeping Animals Out of the Garden
In addition to insects and diseases, gardeners must keep an eye out for two and four-footed pests.
The Herb Spiral
When visitors come up our driveway, one of the first things they see is our herb spiral, which is prominently situated just inside our "Zone 1" environment. They always ask us for details: What is this? and, Why is this bed in the shape of a spiral? It's always fun for me to explain the thinking behind this innovative garden design, and I'm glad to share the concept with you today.
Romancing the Roses
I've been an avid gardener for decades, but whenever the subject was roses, I always had more questions than answers. I needed a guide to lead me through the maze of varieties and classes. When I began talking with rosarians around the country, one name kept coming up: Bev Dobson.
Planning for Fall
The summer harvest is in full swing. Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, corn, squash, and melons are ripening, giving us the fresh fixings for many a delicious summer meal. But the days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. It's time to think about planting to continue the harvest as the seasons change.


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