September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden


Spring Bulb Dilemma

We all fantasize about growing a garden that is perfectly colorful all season long. We like the idea of a mixed border where annual bedding plants parade in full color from spring to fall, accentuating the glorious performance of our carefully chosen...
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Web Finds

New York State Bluebird Society I didn't know that the bluebird is the New York state bird. Even if you live in another state,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bulb-Thieving Squirrel Stopper If squirrels like to rearrange (or simply remove) your newly planted bulbs, thwart them by...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Bulbs Cool
  • Color Up Poinsettias
  • Plant Perennials
  • Cull Fall Veggies
  • Give Amaryllis a Fall Nap

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