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May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden


Captivating Containers

Containers are like blank slates, waiting to be filled. But there are so many wonderful possibilities, it can seem overwhelming when it comes time to choose what to plant. Remember to start by selecting plants that are suited to the lighting conditions...
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Web Finds

Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden is a fact-packed publication that's a must-read for...

Shows & Events

Grow 100: Grow It Eat It's Food Garden Challenge Enter the University of Maryland Extension's Grow It Eat It Program Food Gardening Challenge and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water New Plants
  • Foil Tent Caterpillars
  • Include Hummingbird Plants
  • Plant Tomatoes Late
  • Clean Up the Water Garden

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