July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Mingling Herbs and Cultures

"Who here enjoys a Mojito?" A blond woman in the group waves her hand. I pass the 4-inch nursery pot of dark green "mojito mint" in her direction. Mojito mint ( Mentha x villosa ), which hails from Cuba, is the herbal component of the popular cocktail...
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Web Finds

American Garden Award American Garden Award is a national competition to vote for your favorite flower by Sept. 8....

Tool or Gardening Product

Construction/Paint Buckets Five-gallon plastic paint or construction buckets with handles are quite versatile garden gear....
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Regional Reminders

  • Shear Dead Flowers and Stems
  • Tidy Bed Edges Especially Along Walkways
  • Stop Pushing It Away; Prune It
  • Give Container Plants a Mid-Summer Boost
  • Weed After a Rain

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