May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


Spring's Charms and Chores

Airy, blue flowers float above creamy white-edged, heart-shaped brunnera leaves. Twin white bells dangle from the arching stems and white-margined leaves of variegated Solomon's seal. Delicate, lilac 'Lilafee' fairy wings dance over wavy epimedium...
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Web Finds

Daffodil Photo Database If you're fascinated or even mildly interested in daffodils, this Web site is a helpful look-see....

Tool or Gardening Product

Home Depot Canada Going Enviro-Friendly Home Depot Canada has announced a voluntary policy to stop selling traditional pesticides and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Beware the Brown Recluse Spider
  • Avoid Buying Weedy Perennials
  • Save Money, Grow Your Own
  • Remove Garlic Mustard
  • Prune After Bloom

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