March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Late Blight Tolerant Cherry Tomato

National News

Late blight has been a scourge for many tomato growers in eastern parts of the country in the last couple of years. This disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytopthora infestans can...

Potting Soil Safety

Most of the bacteria you might encounter in potting soil and compost is of the beneficial variety, part of a community of microorganisms that helps to make nutrients available to plants and...

The Year of the Zinnia

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2011 to be the Year of the Zinnia. These easy to grow annuals not only provide season-long color, but are available in such a wide range of colors, heights...

Grafting Tomatoes

We've all probably heard of grafting fruit trees and roses, but tomatoes? Grafted tomatoes are becoming popular because they allow fruiting varieties that may not exhibit good disease resistance...

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In the Garden


A Pleasure Garden Through the Lens

It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Getting up before dawn. Being serenaded by early morning songbirds. Carrying tripod and cameras from one awesome scene to the next. Award-winning photographer Rob Cardillo has a career most of us would...
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Web Finds

U.S. Government for Science Government Science has more than 45 databases and more than 2000 selected websites from 14...

Tool or Gardening Product

Germination Station A heat mat makes starting vegetable and flower seeds easier and faster. Using a protective...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Shrubby Dogwoods For New Growth
  • Clip Twiggy Leadwort
  • Repair Turf
  • Seed Grass
  • Clean Up Winter Debris

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