June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

More News »

In the Garden


Annual Patterns

Color-coordinated flower beds are always popular, they look professional, and they can be fun to do. You can design them to complement your house color and trim, to show your favorite team colors, or to echo the color scheme of an adjacent interior....
Read more »


Web Finds

What Tree is That? The National Arbor Day Foundation site offers a terrific, animated learning tool. If you have...

Shows & Events

Herb Garden Turns 25 The United States National Arboretum and the Herb Society of America are celebrating the 25th...
Read more »

Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up June Drops
  • Control Slugs
  • Start Composting
  • Keep Planting
  • Pruning Hollies

Read more »

Syndicate this Report

Our Mission in Action

Shop Our Holiday Catalog