March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking BiColored Cornflower

National News

Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...

New Flowering Pear Tree

The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....

An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight

“Plant the right plant in the right place” is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....

New Veggie Garden Planner

Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...

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In the Garden


Tend To Your Gardening Tools

Are you getting cabin fever? How about catching up with indoor tasks too easily put off when spring's down-and-dirty garden work calls? At a recent Scott Arboretum Workshop in Swarthmore, PA, maintenance manager Dwight Darkow gave tips for tuning up...
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Web Finds

For The Birds! For The Birds! , a Web page by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has extensive information...

Shows & Events

Penn Hort/Penn State Tree Tenders Training Have an affinity for trees? Starting March 29, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch (and Sniff) for Witch Hazels
  • Force Your Own
  • Look for Other Winter Bloomers
  • Be Cautious Around Tree of Heaven
  • Gear Up For Winter Gardening

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