October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Tri-Colored Japanese Maple

National News

Fall is for tree planting. The warm soils and cool, rainy days create perfect conditions for tree roots to grow before the cold days of winter. Japanese maple is a favorite specimen tree of many...

Instant Compost Tea

Gardeners know the benefits compost tea can have on their gardens. Not only is it a quick and efficient way to deliver nutrients to plants, compost tea also feeds the microbial life in the soil....

Trials of the Best Organic Weed Killers

Organic gardeners often struggle to control annual weeds in their gardens. While there are many organic products on the market touted as helpful in controlling weeds, there has been little...

Blue Flag Iris Filters Pesticides

Our native blue flag iris ( Iris versicolor ) is a beautiful perennial that grows well on lakeshores, swamps, wet meadows and along stream beds. Now it appears this iris can be effective in...

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In the Garden


Tease My Roots

Imagine your feet bound, restricted to one or two pairs of plastic shoes -- from tentative toddler steps to teenage growth spurt. Ouch! Tight fit. Picture the typical nursery-grown shrubs and trees whose roots weave 'round and 'round each other from...
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Web Finds

www.Gardenvisit.com In honor of the www.Gardenvisit.com Web site's 10th birthday, landscape designer Tom Turner...

Tool or Gardening Product

Remington 18 Volt Cordless Polesaw Using a handsaw to remove 2-, 3-, or 4-inch-thick dead or live branches is tedious and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Yes... Water, Water, Water
  • Think Electric for New Equipment
  • Keep Weeding
  • Who, What, When, Where?
  • Work on Big Projects in Small Doses

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