August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden


From Russia, With Taste

An heirloom is "something of special value handed on from one generation to another" (from 15th Century Middle English, heirlome, from "heir" and "lome," meaning implement). Though a mere four months old, my new veggie garden has a European...
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Web Finds

GardenCycle Planner and A Gardener's Day Journal Seeds of Change has an interactive online program where gardeners can record their garden's highs...

Tool or Gardening Product

Kana Hoe I like this Japanese tool for specific, close-at-hand gardening tasks. It's like a small sickle,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clip and Use Herbs
  • Elevate Melons and Large Squash
  • Weed After the Rain
  • Water After Weeding
  • Water and Wait Before Removing Struggling Woodies

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