June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden


Succulents for Summer Pots

They're quite the promising mouthful. Senecio 'Kilimanjaro', Echeveria 'Black Prince', Echeveria 'Metallica', Salvia argentea , eucalyptus, portulaca. These drought-tolerant succulents, tropicals, and a biennial are an experiment in low...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Use A Bucket or Nursery Pot When Mulching By now your perennials, annuals, shrubs, and veggies are filling the beds. A summer garden bed...

Shows & Events

The United States National Arboretum In these budget-conscious times, visiting the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC is quite...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divert Your Downspout
  • Border With Bok Choy
  • Mulch Between Vegetable Rows
  • Use the Black Gold in Your Worm Bin
  • Divide Daffies

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