July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Improved Shrub

National News

The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...

New Corn Earworm Control

Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...

Clay Controls Weeds

Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...

No-Mow Grass

It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...

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In the Garden


Sunlovers for Dry Spots

The landscape roses, daylily, purple coneflower, rudbeckia, coreopsis, and tall border phlox are sun-loving mainstays of the summer perennial garden. These all do well with at least a half a day of direct sun and in average (or better) garden soil. They...
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Shows & Events

Nature Story Hours at Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore Nature Story Hours at Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, for children ages 3 to 6; weather permitting,...

Web Finds

The Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania Founded in 1988 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 1992, The Horticultural Society of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Cuttings
  • Harvest Herbs
  • Mid-Summer Seeding
  • Cover Your Compost
  • Share Your Harvest

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