April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden


To Green the Roof or Not to Green the Roof

With all the buzz about growing sedums, native plants, and grasses on rooftops, I'm curious about how a green roof works. And how to build one, of course. It's not as easy as replacing shingles with plants. The first green roof could have been a...
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Web Finds

Aldo Leopold Foundation If you warm to Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and his conservation philosophy and have...

Tool or Gardening Product

Soji Solar Lantern and Firefly Solar Accent Lights No matter if I've forgotten to turn on the porch light. Now there's always a glow -- make that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Lawn Soil Nutrients and pH
  • Get Out Your Pruners
  • Be Gentle on the Body
  • Retooling Your Tool Technique
  • Extend the Harvest With Plants Plus Seeds

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