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May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it?s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Water: Featured Flops

Sometimes the voice of experience is a strong one, pushing us onward to build upon the past and move on to further successes. Other times, a disregard for the past destines us to repeat our mistakes. How do I know this? I like container water...
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Web Finds

Build A Soil Berm If you are in a hurry to hide an ugly view or block traffic noise, a soil berm could be the...

Shows & Events

Procession to Save Our Gardens The annual, day-long "Rites of Spring: Procession to Save Our Gardens" will involve approximately...
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Regional Reminders

  • Support Tomatoes
  • Plant Herbs for the Kitchen
  • Read the Spray Label
  • Include Variety of Plants in a Butterfly Garden
  • Give Melons and Squash Lots of Room and Organic Matter

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