October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you’re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It’s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you’re...

New Farmer’s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden


Horticulture Experts Choose Gold Medal Winners

Perennials, shrubs and trees can be pricey. They are valuable investments in our properties, our future, and the environment. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society helps make our choices wiser through its annual Gold Medal Program. A panel of...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Small Hand Rake Fall garden tidying involves reaching between and under shrubs and perennials to remove leaves...

Favorite or New Plant

Beautyberry Rich, deep colors emerge in the autumn landscape. The beautyberry shrub with its vibrant purple...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rake Out Leaves from Under Shrubs and Around Perennials
  • Use Leaves To Suppress Weeds
  • Use Leaves to Top a New Spring Bed
  • Remember Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Do NOT Cut Back Lavender, Grasses, Butterfly Bush Now

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