March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden


Speeding Up Spring

Winter has been swirling around us ... again. It's leaving its trademark trail of snow and ice. Right now nothing seems quite so far off as spring. As a gardener, this late-winter spell is one of the most difficult times of year for me. I am so ready...
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Web Finds

Visit a Rose Garden The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) display gardens are open to the public and can be located...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make a Cloche With Recycled Milk Jugs Cold-sensitive spring transplants, such as tomatoes and peppers, may need a little extra...
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Regional Reminders

  • Provide Light for Seedlings
  • Help Heat-Lovers Germinate
  • Prioritize Projects
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Protect From Frost

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