September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden


Planting for Pollinators

What do butterflies, bats, birds, bees, beetles, moths, flies, and hummingbirds have in common with squashes, cherries, tomatoes, and apples? One of every three mouthfuls of food we eat is thanks to a pollinator, observed Louise Schaefer, Pennsylvania...
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Web Finds

Pollinator Partnership Whether you are a gardener, a farmer, a resource manager, an educator, or simply an interested...

Tool or Gardening Product

Rhimax Durable Felt Paper Rather than use synthetic landscape fabric under containers this summer, I laid a swath of Rhimax...
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Regional Reminders

  • Generously Water Trees and Shrubs
  • Define Garden Bed for Fall Planting
  • Remove Grass for New Garden
  • Plant Butterfly Favorites
  • Cut Decorative Seedpods and Ornamental Grasses

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