March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Mildew-Resistant Phlox

National News

Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....

To Till or Not Till in Compost

Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...

Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities

New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...

New Early, Sweet Melon

Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...

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In the Garden


Invite the Bluebirds

If you're fortunate enough to have bluebirds in your Mid-Atlantic meadow, they'll be in a courting mood about now, says Katharine Patterson, author and volunteer educator at the Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, Maryland. Watching beautiful, fluffy...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Gloves on a Rope Keeping track of garden gloves is like trying to catch minnows one-handed. They slip through the...

Web Finds

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Yes, we like our fresh garden veggies. Fruits of the Sea certainly though can round out a tasty,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Uncover, Rediscover Your Hellebores
  • Have Fertilizer on Hand
  • Pay Attention to your "P"s
  • Mulch Perennial and Shrub Beds
  • Plan Early-Season Annuals

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