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August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Build a Rain Garden

National News

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...

A Different Lamb's Ears

When you say lamb?s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb?s...

All About Watermelons

There is nothing that says ?summertime? like fresh watermelon. If you?re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...

New False Aster

Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...

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In the Garden


A Nip in Time

August is a hot and lazy time in the garden. That makes it hard to think ahead. Our frenetic spring pace is over, the fall planting season and then the seasonal clean up and race against frost have yet to begin. All we need to do right now is bend...
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Shows & Events

The 2005 Dahlia Shows Every year I try to visit at least one or two dahlia shows. The Colorado Dahlia Society Web...


Plant Shopping in the Empire and Garden States The Adventurous Gardener: Where to Buy the Best Plants in New York and New Jersey , by Ruah...
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Regional Reminders

  • Saving Seeds
  • Don't Treat Mildewed Lilacs
  • Deadhead Dahlias
  • Divide Old Iris
  • Stop Pruning

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