May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Botany at Young Fingertips

"There's a roly-poly!" one third-grader announced, holding up his trowel filled with soil and sow bugs. "I found an earthworm!" yelled a second boy on his knees digging in a garden bed at the Tacony branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Under...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Ergonomic Tools From my first smooth grip of the teardrop-shaped shaft, I was hooked. Fiskars swivel-headed...

Shows & Events

Native Plants in the Landscape Conference Millersville University will host the 16th Annual Native Plants in the Landscape Conference on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Show Your Gardening Talent
  • Reposition Mulch
  • Install Soaker Hoses
  • Shop Wisely
  • Celebrate Successes

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