Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden


Preemptive Planning: Plants To Trump Pests.

Be gone slugs, Mexican bean beetles, squash beetles, and cabbage loopers! Last summer they were the peskiest pests in my vegetable garden. What can I do now to preemptively reduce their presence and damage this summer? Hmmm. How about growing plants...
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Web Finds

The Tree Benefit Calculator The Tree Benefit Calculator will help you and your community determine the environmental and...

Shows & Events

Apply for the 2012 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards. Omaha, Nebraska-based Nature Hills Nursery, an online nursery and garden center, is accepting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repair Leaking Hoses
  • Prepare for Early Garden Pests
  • Fertilize Spring Bulbs
  • Divide Overcrowded Spring Bulbs
  • Flame Weed the Weedy Tree Sprouts

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