August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard

National News

Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there’s a...

Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes

Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It’s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...

Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults

It’s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...

Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds

From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...

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In the Garden


Landscaping with Perennials, Grasses, Tropicals

Perennials ... you gotta love 'em. Plant them once and they bloom year after year, albeit for two to four weeks compared to summer-long annuals. There's something reassuring, though, about late-blooming, blue-flowering plumbago ( Ceratostigma...
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Web Finds

Using Organic Fungicides Preventing and controlling powdery mildew on roses, peonies, fruit trees, and phlox is the...

Shows & Events

Morris Arboretum Landscape Design Series Interested in designing your own home landscape? Philadelphia's Morris Arboretum of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy County and State Fairs
  • Replace Washers and Damaged Hose Connections
  • Deadhead Tattered Seed Heads
  • Prune Summer Phlox for Continued Bloom
  • Sow Seeds for Fall Greens

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