June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden


A Pitch for Pitcher Plants

There's a smug satisfaction in growing plants that devour mosquitoes and flies. Venus fly trap (Dionaea), pitcher plant (Sarracenia), sundew (Drosera), bladderwort (Utricularia), and butterwort (Pingula) are all alien-looking plants that have all sorts...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Where to Recycle Pots This year several nurseries in the Philadelphia area are recycling used, washed containers....

Shows & Events

Garden Conservancy Open Days The Garden Conservancy is dedicated to preserving exceptional American gardens for public...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Plant Pots
  • Reapply Natural Bug Repellents
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Switch Out Cool-Weather Veggies
  • Deadhead Annuals, Perennials, and Lilacs

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