October, 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?...

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...

New Variegated Hedge Plant

If you’re looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘variegatus’)....

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In the Garden


For Body and Mind

By now we've probably all heard the message loud and clear: "Exercise! It's good for you!" Just like your mother used to tell you: "Go outside and play! It's good for you!" I used to tune it all out like a broken record, except as I age I am realizing...
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Shows & Events

The Garden As Sanctuary Holly Harmon Shimizu, executive director of the United States Botanic Garden, will present a...

Web Finds

How to Photograph Fall Color Were you disappointed with your fall foliage photos last year? You are not alone. It's not easy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Apples
  • Wait to Plant Bulbs
  • Leave Summer Bulbs Until Frost
  • Test Your Soil
  • Collect Leaves for Mulch

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