May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they’re outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It’s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden


Recovering From Overplanting

Overplanting happens. By accident, impulse-buying, or sales seduction. Or by design -- short-term design, that is. One spring morning, a couple notices their five cherry laurels are so densely intertwined that neither of them can squeeze behind to clean...
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Shows & Events

Butterflies at Brookside in Maryland Wings of Fancy, Live Butterfly Show starts Sat., May 13 (through Sept. 17) at Brookside Gardens...

Web Finds

Operation RubyThroat Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project is devoted to the study of and education about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Your Compost
  • Guide the Climbers
  • Support the Young
  • Water New Trees
  • Think "Hummingbirds"

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