June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

National News

Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...

Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful

From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...

The Best Veronicas

There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...

Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...

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In the Garden


Really, In MY Garden

The backyard sparkled with fireflies- hundreds of yellow bursts popped and flitted over my new vegetable and cut flower garden. A quiet moment in heaven, yes! It's about 11PM; I'm hanging sheets and t-shirts outside to dry overnight. My neighbor lets me...
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Web Finds

An Aid to Identifying North American Birds NatureInstruct- Dendroica: An Aid to Identifying North American Birds is an interactive...

Clever Gardening Technique

Velcro Self-stick Plant Tie When you need a quick, simple, strong fix to support a plant stem or branch, this green,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Share Crowded Perennials
  • There's Still Time to Plant Veggies
  • Deadhead and Fertilize Repeating Roses Except 'Knock Out's
  • Clip Back Some Garden Phlox
  • Repair Leaky Hoses and Faucets

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