Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden


Sustainable Roses?

At first blush, "organic roses" seems an oxymoron. Unfortunately and with good reason, many people associate growing roses with chemicals, fungicide, powdery mildew, black spot, thrips, and aphids. But times are changing and so are roses. There's a...
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Web Finds

Renee's Garden Looking for tips about starting seeds? Composting? Sowing and growing mesclun? How about tempting...


John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds I was ready for a quick flip through the John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds catalog but stopped...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant to Attract Ladybugs
  • Deal With the Deer
  • Loosen Fibrous Roots
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses and Trim Liriope
  • Divide Ornamental Grasses

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