March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It’s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It’s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden


Flower's Power: Over Us and Nature's Smaller Creatures

Yes, I spied the leprechaun -- leaf-covered, lithe, bristly shock of hair, Star Trek ears -- tickling daffodils and darting among muslin trees in the Ealain Wood at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show. Hope you did, too, in Legends of Ireland -- the...
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Shows & Events

Docents Sought for Meadowbrook Farm Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, Pennsylvania, is looking for volunteers. Sales manager Diana...

Web Finds

National Agriculture Day National Agriculture Day is celebrated every year on the first day of spring to honor agriculture...
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Regional Reminders

  • Forcing Colorful Foliage
  • Mulch Early, Say the Pros
  • Plan and Repair Before Planting
  • Admire Your Hellebores
  • Investigate New Tools

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