August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder’s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Enviro-Friendly Ways

It's easy to be dazzled by the array of shrubs, perennials, and trees at the Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS). The newest hydrangeas, latest clematis, startling chartreuse conifers -- so many plants to covet, so little time (and space)! At...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Fiskars Power-Lever 25-inch Easy Reach Pruner A recent right shoulder injury made me revisit my pruning tools. I need pruners and loppers that...

Shows & Events

Jazz at the Morris Arboretum How about Groovin' in the Garden at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania? On...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Garden Conservancy's Open Days
  • Final Rose Fertilization
  • Sow Seeds for Fall Leafy Veggies
  • Plant Winter Veggies for Spring
  • Scope Late-Season Sales

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