October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Colorful Yellow Rocket

National News

Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It’s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...

Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?

Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...

Tracking Lost Ladybugs

The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home …" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...

Protect Plants from Frost

Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn’t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you’re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...

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In the Garden


Corny Compostables

Sipping an iced Chai tea in a Bend, Oregon, Wi-fi cafe, I glanced at the clear beverage holder. Looked like the usual plastic cup to me. Not so. "CornCup, Made from Corn" announced the green label. "Compostable" under a recycling arrow showed its...
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Web Finds

For aspiring U.S. writers and photographers concerned about global warming, here's an exceptional...


Creating a Contemplative Space The Garden of Infinite Compassion: Creating a Contemplative Space on DVD is a fascinating,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spread the Compost
  • Deadhead Butterfly Bush and Pull Out Seedlings
  • Get Plants in the Ground
  • Don't Replace a Dead Rhodi With a New One
  • Pot Up New Herbs for Sunny Indoor Window

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