March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Opting In on Community Gardening

There are many ways -- large or small, lengthy or fleeting, costly or free -- for opting in on community gardening. At first, I envisioned the concept as the communal vegetable garden in the center city, often a reclaimed vacant lot, where each gardener...
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Web Finds

Pruning Woody Plants The main concepts of pruning are relatively simple, but the details of when, where, and how to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Early Support for Peonies Many of the old-fashioned, heavy, double-flowered peonies need extra support or they will flop...
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Regional Reminders

  • Patch Lawn Early
  • Avoid Working Wet Soil
  • Try No-Dig Gardening
  • Transplant Seedlings
  • Prune Die-Back Shrubs

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