July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden


Herbs and Flowers, Elizabethan Style

Is your home free of evil spirits and witches? If Elizabethan superstitions hold, you likely have hellebores and hollies planted near your door. Either alone will do the trick. Is your dog misbehaving or your cat off its food? Hellebore also prevents...
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Web Finds

Plants in Shakespeare If you're interested in plant references in works by Shakespeare, Homer, Plato, Stendhal, and...

Tool or Gardening Product

ARS Pruners Pruning is one of my favorite gardening tasks. So I give hand pruners quite a rough workout all...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Rain Barrel Water Only for Ornamentals
  • Water, Water, Weed
  • Check Container Plantings
  • Clip, Munch, And Come Again
  • Monitor for Diseases and Insects

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