The weekly newsletter for September 21, 2019.
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September 21, 2019 - Issue #427

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Articles to read
NGA Shirts, Mugs, Hoodies, and More Are Now Being Offered!!!!

NGA is now officially offering various types of merchandise promoting gardening and

Plant Care: Hibiscus

Check out our plant care and collection of varities of Hibiscus.

Inviting Bees to the City

The city, with its overpopulation of skyscrapers, isn't exactly the most inviting place for bees to call home, yet it can be and it should be, especially in today's' bee-drought world. By activating your inner urban gardener, you can make a place for bees.

Lead Contamination in Urban Gardens

Since September is prime time for beginning to build gardens at schools and community organizations, now is a good time to address the issue of lead in urban gardening.

Coloring the Garden With Spring Bulbs

If you want to see early spring bulbs in your garden, you need to plant the bulbs in fall. This article will help you get the most success.

Carl Walton: An Original Urban Gardener

Urban gardening and sustainable gardening are "hot" right now. But some people have been practicing both for decades.

When You Garden You Grow

Gardening has taken me to new places and given me new experiences that I never imagined. I began gardening to relieve stress and bring a bit of nature into a harshly artificial environment in the city. Little did I know that first bag of daffodils would be the beginning of a life-changing hobby. Gardening in the city has helped me grow -- socially, environmentally, nutritionally, and spiritually.

Lovely new photos from this week
Asters (Aster)
by evermorelawnless:

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Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Commanding Presence')
by KentPfeiffer:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Panic in Detroit')
by Seedfork:

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Medusa's Head (Euphorbia flanaganii)
by Baja_Costero:

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Rose (Rosa 'George Burns')
by olga_batalov:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Forest God')
by twixanddud:

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Persian Shield (Strobilanthes auriculatus var. dyeriana)
by Njiris:

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Old Man of Mexico (Cephalocereus senilis)
by Baja_Costero:

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Primrose (Primula veris 'Hose in Hose')
by bootandall:

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Miniature Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Flirtin' Skirts')
by KentPfeiffer:

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Active discussions from our forums
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Yikes its baby snake season!Florida Gardening forum20
What plant is this?Houseplants forum18
Identifying this plant!Plant ID forum15
Cattleya schilleriana/unbelievable!!!Orchids forum14
The numbers from last week:
1,042 members joined.
4,592 posts written in our forums.
1,348 photos posted to the plant database.
999 plants added to personal inventory lists.
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