April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Regenerating Veteran Trees

Walking among centuries-old trees -- magnolia, cherry, Bender oak, European beech, katsura -- Jason Lubar puts it simply. "We are a tree museum." Rather than remove aging trees, Lubar and members of Urban Forestry Consulting Team focus on their...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Japanese Farmer's Knife The all-purpose, steel-bladed Japanese Farmer's (Hori Hori) knife is one of my top five tools. I...

Shows & Events

Plant Stewardship Index Training Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve (BHWP) is holding Plant Stewardship Index (PSI) training in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back or Dig Out Invasive Shrubs and Vines
  • Start Beets and Scallions Indoors
  • Enjoy Tulips as Cut Flowers
  • Prepare Daffodils for Bouquet
  • Use Leaves for Mulch and Humus

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