October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden


Happy Birthday, Carolus Linneaus

To me, the scrawny, scraggly geraniums and plantains in Philadelphia's Franklin D. Roosevelt Park were weeds seeded here and there among noteworthy trees and shrubs. To Ernie Schuyler of the Wagner Institute, these nondescript plants are a living...
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Web Finds

Learn 2 Grow Learn2Grow is an interactive gardening Web site with several engaging highlights: audio courses...


Raising Chickens Since tasting rich, flavorful scrambled eggs fresh from an Oregon friend's flock, I hanker to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Tax Credits For Solar Heating
  • Remove Seedheads to Stop Invasives
  • Pot Up Amaryllis for Winter Bloom
  • Bring Autumn's Charm to Your Containers
  • Remove Cannas, Dahlias, Agapanthus Before Freeze

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