September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Plant Protector Bags

With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets,...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

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In the Garden


Bloomin' Hydrangeas!

The big leaf hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) we all know and love for its big, puffy, blue or pink mophead blooms, has to be the most perplexing, consternating, and confusing plant on earth. All hyperbole aside, too many gardeners have hydrangea...
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Web Finds

Winter Injury Many gardeners wonder what they need to do this fall to protect their plants from winter injury,...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' is a hardy perennial (to zone 4) that has grown well for me...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Late Flowers
  • Prep Patio Plants
  • Test Soil
  • Ready, Set, Compost
  • Water New Plants

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