July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden


Garden Memories in the Making

When I think back to gardening as a child, I remember helping my dad set out tomato transplants. He had a tiny vegetable plot at the time, so he only set out about half a dozen plants, three for me and three for my sister. Together we added a scoop of...
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Shows & Events

Harvest Time in Olden Days July means shocking and threshing oats, digging potatoes, and cutting and drying hay, along with...

Web Finds

Figs in the Home Planting A bearing fig tree holds a special place in many a gardener's heart, and so it should, because in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watering Right
  • Mulching
  • Be Patient With Blossom Drop
  • Preventing Blossom End Rot
  • Caring for Daylilies

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