April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden


Greening Up Without Obvious Gr$$$n

Your idea is exciting, hopeful, mutually beneficial -- creating, expanding, enhancing a community garden or neighborhood park. Don't let an empty pocketbook deter. Look around. Shake some hands, listen and share ideas, find common ground. Cultivate...
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Web Finds

Plant Information Online If you know a plant's common or scientific name and want more information, Plant Information...

Favorite or New Plant

Calendula The daisy-like calendula, aka pot marigold ( Calendula officinalis ) is a cool-season favorite....
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Regional Reminders

  • Consider Tax Credit for Geothermal Heat Pump
  • Plan to Divide Daffodils
  • Don't Immediately Replace a Dead Rhodi with Another
  • Use Your Black Gold
  • Lighten Up Your Lavender

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