April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Highlights of the High Line

Plants can heal. We know that viscerally, as our pulse slows and our body relaxes when we stroll through lush woodlands. Studies show hospitalized people in rooms with windows facing green space feel better faster than counterparts without plants in...
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Web Finds

Earth911 With spring cleaning comes trash and other waste disposal. Earth911 is a comprehensive...


Film - DIRT! The Movie dirt! The Movie is a must-see for everyone. Produced by Independent Lens, it's been running...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Veggies in Succession
  • Mark Crowded Daffodil Clusters to Divide Later
  • Carefully Read Info on Seed Packets
  • Put Lilium Bulblets Back Inground
  • Pull Mulch and Leaves Away from Trees and Shrubs
  • Acclimatize New Plant Purchases

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