June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden


Revel in Easy-Care Roses

Planting bare-root roses in mid-June isn't highly recommended -- July's heat is too close for comfort. BUT I just received eight bare-root Jackson & Perkins roses to try. Floribundas, a shrub rose, a ground cover, and hybrid teas. Their roots are...
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Shows & Events

Mt. Cuba Center Evening Tours For years Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, was only open to the public a few times each...

Web Finds

Web Guides to Farm Markets Looking for local, fresh vegetables and fruits, honey, homemade pies, and handmade crafts? This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spot-Sow Annual Flower Seeds
  • Shape Azaleas After Bloom
  • Pinch Back Herbs
  • Finish Planting Shrubs and Perennials
  • Deadhead Spring Bloomers

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