July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden


Living Sculpture For the Young and Young at Heart

At first glance, the spray-painted grass and heaps of wet soil looked more messy than artsy. Three-and-a-half hours later, about 30 smiling people sat relaxed in the mounds and curves of a grassy, soft-looking living sculpture. They'd built Alexandre...
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Favorite or New Plant

Phlox paniculata 'Nora Leigh' Want butterflies and hummingbirds in your garden? Plant 'Nora Leigh', a border phlox that thrives...


Good Bug, Bad Bug Bugs can be baffling. Which are beneficials? Which are pests? What do their larvae and eggs look...
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Regional Reminders

  • Learn a Beneficial a Month
  • Keep Peony Foliage
  • Shear Spent Dianthus Flowers
  • Clip Back Sprawling Geraniums
  • Remove Dead Poppy Foliage

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