May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden


Gifts of the Garden Isle

Winged, quarter-size, pink and white flowers drip from 3- to 4-foot stems. "It's a begonia BUSH," smiled Beth Judy as we left Hilo Hattie's near the Lihu'e airport in Kaua'i, Hawaii. Fiery orange crocosmia and blue and white puffball hydrangeas are wild...
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Web Finds

Greenphone.com Get paid for recycling your cell phone. Greenphone.com has an innovative phone recycling...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dramm Touch N Flow Sunrise 30-inch Rain Wand The Dramm Rain Wand has been a favorite because it impersonates a good rain. The water-breaking...
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Regional Reminders

  • Heed Pesticide Recalls
  • Remove Dead Dianthus Flowers
  • Pull Back Mulch
  • Hydrate Water-Absorbing Crystals in Containers
  • Stake Tall Plants

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