Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Variegated Spurge

National News

Variegated plants are hot, but sometimes they can be finicky to grow. The new variegated-leaved spurge sets a new standard, with its unique shape and interesting flowers combined with drought...

Plant Misting Made Easy

During the hot days of summer, plants benefit from a misting of cool water, just like we do. The Plant Mister makes spritzing plants a breeze. It?s ideal for misting outdoor or indoor plants to...

A Quicker, Cleaner Oil Change

It's recommended that homeowners change the oil in lawn mowers, tillers, and tractors at least once during the growing season. Changing the oil regularly prevents engine overheating and wear,...

Using Willows to Root Roses

Late summer is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of roses and other woody shrubs to create new plants for spring. While the timing and technique is important when propagating woody shrubs...

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In the Garden



If we're lucky, we hear them before they land and bite legs, arms, and ears. This summer's 80-plus temps and frequent rains were perfect growing conditions ... for mosquitoes. By mid-August, the worst will likely be over as temperatures drop. But this...
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Web Finds

How Stuff Works How Stuff Works is a site for the curious. Interested in knowing more about mosquitoes? Or how...

Shows & Events

United States Botanic Garden Exhibits Take a road trip to the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., where admission is free...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Out County Fairs
  • Pick, Pick, and Pick
  • Select (and Keep) The Winners!
  • Look to Your Lawn
  • Controlling Japanese Beetles

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