September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden


Roosting High ... and Low

These next few weeks, while most of us are eating supper, a knowing group of nature phenomenon fans will be looking skyward. Make that smokestack level. With binoculars in hand. They'll watch in awe as hundreds and hundreds of chimney swifts circle,...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Mailbox Tool Niche How often have you walked to the far corner of your garden -- only to realize you've left gloves...

Web Finds

Seeds and Seedpods Seeds and Seedpods is an extensive, easy-to-use database with great descriptions and photos....
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Regional Reminders

  • Look at Old Stuff with New Eyes
  • And the Bench Could Go Where?
  • Make Next Season's Gardening Easier
  • Clean Bird Feeders
  • Save Seeds and Seed Pods

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