April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening For the Cure

National News

Smooth leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are adaptable native shrubs that flourish in many parts of the country. And breeders have given us a host of beautiful cultivars to choose from....

A Dangerous Book

Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette , you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols...

Karmic Justice?

Anyone who gardens in the eastern U.S. is familiar with the Japanese beetle, that voracious consumer of just about anything green in the garden. It is one of the most destructive pests east of the...

A Helenium of a Different Color

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, has long been a favorite for adding color to the late season garden. The daisy-like flowers with raised centers bloom in autumnal shades of orange, red, russet...

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In the Garden


Fleet of Foot - Spring's Ephemerals

We all have "friends" whom we cherish and look forward to seeing. Their visits surprise, delight- and are all too brief. Virginia bluebells ( Mertensia virginica ) springs to the top of my list of perennial "friends." These lovelies push up quickly...
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Web Finds

Mt. Cuba Center Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware dedicated to...

Shows & Events

Mt. Cuba's Sixth Annual Wildflower Celebration On Sunday, April 25, 2010, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, visitors are invited to Mt. Cuba's Sixth...
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Regional Reminders

  • Edge Garden Beds
  • Remove Ivy, Pachysandra, and Other Vine-like Groundcover From Under Shrubs
  • Work in Dry, Not Wet Soil
  • Cut Back and Fertilize Forsythia
  • Clip Away Dead Stalks and Brown Leaves

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