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June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

American Hosta Growers Association has selected ?Earth Angel? as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. ?Earth Angel? is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...

New Kitchen Scrap Composter

Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you don?t have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...

Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch

Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...

Updated Drip Irrigation Book

Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...

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In the Garden


Surprising, Sustainable Sedums

Most of us don't worry about our plants flying away under the tempest of a helicopter's whirling blades. Philadelphia's PECO headquarter's green roof with helipad isn't your typical garden. Its perennials live in extremes of wind, sun, and heat....
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Web Finds Bumble bees or honey bees? Their yellow pollen baskets were plump and bright against their black...

Shows & Events

Three Summer Weekends of Free Admission to National Parks and Monuments This upcoming weekend is one of three this summer that the U.S. Secretary of the Interior has...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tuck Miscellaneous Plants in Beds and Pots
  • Keep Recycling Nursery Pots
  • Keep a Flower Press To Go
  • Deadhead Flowers
  • Counter Mulch Creep

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