September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden


Yes, Those ARE Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Wings aflutter, these gray marvels zoom in, lap nectar, hover, then back out before you're sure what you've seen. Was it a huge beetle? An unusual butterfly? Ah ha... a hummingbird! A Ruby-throated Hummingbird (RTHU), to be exact, if you're east of the...
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Web Finds

The Garden Conservancy The Garden Conservancy is dedicated to preserving America's exceptional gardens for the enjoyment...

Shows & Events

Open Garden Days, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 On Sept. 25, four private gardens in the District of Columbia will be open to the public for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Consider Green Manure
  • Deadhead Hostas and Daylilies
  • Clip Off Dead Branches and Stems
  • Do NOT Prune Roses NOW
  • Watch For and Get Rid of Poison Ivy

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