April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden


Thriving Despite the Odds

Gardeners often take pride in a bit of soil under the fingernails, the unusual plant, successful growth in difficult conditions. So I had to chuckle last week when I picked up my HP laser printer at the repair shop. The shop owner was chatty. He...
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Shows & Events

Big Bugs, Wine-Tasting, and Iris Gazing Opening for its 70th season, Hershey Gardens, 170 Hotel Road, in Hershey, PA, has a busy...

Web Finds

Brent and Beckys Bulbs For fun, accurate, detailed, and easy-to-understand information (and colorful photos) about all...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Leftover Spring Bulbs
  • Leave Spring Bulb Foliage
  • Planting Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Bulbs in Containers
  • Fertilize and Topdress with Compost

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