March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn’t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden


Missing: 997 Crocus

Well, I've searched and my husband has searched, and there is a disturbing dearth of crocus in my garden this year. So far, only three, count 'em (we did!) ... three. Now, ordinarily I am as thrilled as the next person to see crocus blooming in...
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Shows & Events

Maryland Spring Wildflower Tours The Maryland Native Plant Society offers an extensive list of field trips, wildflower farm tours,...

Web Finds

Starting Garden Transplants at Home Starting Garden Transplants at Home from Iowa State University offers all the basics on home...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Wayward Bulbs
  • Control Crabgrass
  • Test Soil
  • Condition Seedlings
  • Plant Early Crops

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