May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Raise Those Beds

Sometimes Mother Nature throws us a curve. On second thought, it's really that we've messed with Mother Nature and things are the worse for it. So we adapt, with projects such as building raised beds for vegetable gardens. Left on its own in an ideal...
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Web Finds

Commodity Supplemental Food Programs The USDA's federally funded Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) is now available to...

Tool or Gardening Product

Corona Professional ErgoArc Bypass Pruner This Corona has the basics, good value, and more. It's light and fits my hand comfortably. Most...
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Regional Reminders

  • Apply for Funds to Convert to Organic Farming
  • Clip Away Dead Iris Flower Stalks; Divide Overgrown Clumps
  • Chat Up Your Nursery Staff
  • Pace Yourself - Slow and Steady with Breaks
  • Prune Off Dead Peony Flowers

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