May, 2005
Regional Report

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ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Inspired Design

Some of my favorite garden scenes or vignettes involve flowering trees and shrubs artfully set off by a visual carpet of complimentary ground cover. In addition to looking terrific, these are long-term, low-maintenance plantings, too. When I take...
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Shows & Events

Canadian Rose Society Jubilee Celebrations The Canadian Rose Society celebrates its 50th anniversary July 1-3 at the Royal Botanical Gardens...

Web Finds

Audubon At Home The Audubon Society offers extensive information on gardening to welcome birds and wildlife...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilizing
  • Don't Forget Some Hummingbird Plants
  • Weed Smarter
  • Encourage Self-Sowing Biennials
  • Prune Lilacs Now

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