March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden


Spring's Arrival

After winter's browns, spring's spectrum of green hues is welcome. Chartreuse hydrangea buds unfurl from burgundy-brown sepals. Forest-green chives are one of the first to unfurl from cold soil; oniony, lavender-pink flower heads soon follow. Tips of...
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Web Finds

Travels of John Bartram Reconsidered With video clips, photos, journals, and flippable post cards, the Travels of John Bartram...

Tool or Gardening Product

Vigoro Ergo Hand Trowel This sturdy trowel wins my vote for its hefty, comfortable, soft gel-grip. Its broad, stainless...
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Regional Reminders

  • Ask Yard Care and Equipment Questions
  • Dispose of Electronic Waste Responsibly
  • Fertilize and Tidy Up the Garden
  • Wait for Dry Soil
  • Clean Up and Divide Water Plants

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