October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Non-Native Ornamentals

My gardening tendency is to promote native plants for ecological reasons. American native plants have survived the test of time. Native species and native-derived cultivars are usually disease-resistant and adapt easily to light, soil, and moisture...
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Web Finds

Food Safety Information Center This Food Safety Information Center site has the latest USDA information on the spinach/ E....

Tool or Gardening Product

Wilcox Long-Handled Trowel The 22-inch Wilcox is THE hand tool my garden helpers and I grab first for most routine gardening...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Cool-Season Grass
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Keep Watering Transplanted Trees and Shrubs
  • Apply Compost and/or Leaf Mold as Winter Mulch
  • Change Out Containers for Winter Fun

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