April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Magnolia

National News

Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...

Versatile Garden Planter

It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...

The Ultimate Gardener

It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...

Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide

Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....

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In the Garden


Building a Better Bluebird House

There are birdhouses that leak, rot, and tempt unwanted guests. And there are birdhouses that stay dry inside, intact, and thwart intruders. For more than a decade of observing bluebirds and 4 years of striving to build the perfect bluebird house, Keith...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Reuse Mulch and Soil Products Bags Mulch and soil products plastic bags are a good size, strength, and shape for trash disposal....

Web Finds

Pennsylvania Path to Organic Funding Program The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is supporting farmers transitioning to certified...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mind Your Bird Feeders and Baths
  • Birds, Chemicals, and Cats Don't Mix
  • Reduce Bird/Window Collisions
  • Tend Your Tree Trunk
  • Plant a Vegetable Garden for Money in the Bank

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