October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


Is It Lunch?

Mary dug deep, about 2 feet, to unearth the seven-pound pokeweed root. We'd been breaking the top off for years while weeding, so it was a hefty 4 or 5 inches around. Mary is tenacious. She grabbed the shovel and chipped away at the soil until, like a...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Deer Solution Deer Solution is a 100% natural, food grade, cinnamon-scented deer repellent spray by Natural...

Shows & Events

Pennsylvania Community Forest Conference, Oct. 22, 23 The Pennsylvania Community Forest Conference, takes place on Oct. 22 and 23, 2009, at the Morris...
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Regional Reminders

  • Build a Cold Frame
  • Dispose of Used Flame Weeder Canisters Properly
  • Don't Fret As Conifers Shed
  • Notice and Record WOW Color and Plant Combos
  • Leave Root Veggies Underground

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