July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Wit, Whimsy & Art

Watching small yellow squashes plump up behind their lemony bright blossoms brings a smile. Harvesting string beans at just the right time for tenderness is an art AND science. Training cucumbers and peas up their trellises is a lesson in patience and...
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Shows & Events

GROWING GREEN at the National Arboretum Celebrate families and children gardening together at the GROWING GREEN families and children's...

Tool or Gardening Product

Gardening Hand Creams We gardeners can use all the help we can get in the hand and general skin care department. I must...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Out State and County Fairs
  • Look Up for Storm-Damaged Trees
  • Control Slug Damage
  • Rake Away Dead Rose Leaves
  • Prune Off Dead Roses

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