April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Sunny Window Boxes are Hot!

Sunny window box planters are fabulous early in the season. They are irresistibly adorable in the early spring sunshine, sparkling with scented hyacinths or spritely crocus. By mid-spring the cheery arrangements boast colorful pansies and snapdragons,...
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Web Finds

All About Soil This University of Minnesota site -- Nutrition, Soils, Fertilizers and Composts -- is a gold...


My Mother's Garden Penelope Hobhouse provides the introduction to this sweet book, My Mother's Garden: A Collection...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Houseplants
  • Spice Things Up
  • Cold Tomatoes
  • Check Soil Temperature
  • Condition Seedlings

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