Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning, Compact Nasturtium

National News

?Empress of India? nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...

New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea

The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and ?Annabelle?, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...

No-Mess Instant Compost Tea

Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...

Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...

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In the Garden


Spring in the Garden!

Yellow-tipped daffodil buds push their way between strappy green leaves. Curly Virginia bluebell foliage unfurls above the mulch, promising blue/purple bells any day now. Frilly yellow-blue-green columbine leaves fan out before flower stalks rise....
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Tool or Gardening Product

Squirrel Buster Wild Bird Feeder My heart warms at the sight of a squirrel flummoxed at a bird feeder. With Squirrel Buster...

Shows & Events

Arbor Day Celebration Family Activity Day at the Scott Arboretum Cherry Border in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Secure Seedling Success
  • Leave Hellebore Seedlings
  • Keep Grow Lights Low
  • Prune Away Dead Hydrangea Branches
  • Clean Bird Feeders

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