June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there’s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden


Early Summer's Sensual Specialties

Come smell the 'Abraham Darby', I insisted. Often we get so caught up in garden chores that we need and appreciate a reminder to "stop and smell the roses." These large peach, pink, and yellow blooms are subtle charmers. No bright red calls for...
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Web Finds

All About Roses Rose care experts share experience and knowledge on this American Rose Society (ARS) Web site....

Shows & Events

Local Farmers' Markets Open Regionwide "Buy Local" and enjoy better taste and nutrition while supporting local growers (students,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead and Feed Iris
  • Tidy Hydrangeas
  • Check Watering Systems
  • Prune and Fertilize Old Roses and Climbers
  • Continue Veggie Planting

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