April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden


Earth Day at Forty-One

Every week, Recyclebank emails an updated points total -- a reward for the paper, cardboard, metal, and glass I've targeted for recycling rather than landfill disposal. I average 100 points a month towards groceries, movies, and hoagies. My recycling...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Lady in Black' Calico Aster This calico aster (Aster lateriflorus) is an airy, lavender-blue garden delight come autumn....

Web Finds

Celebrate Earth Day For some of the many ways, visit Earth Day 2011: A Billion Acts of Green . This international...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tidy Emerging Perennials
  • Plant White, Red, Yellow, Blue Potatoes
  • Start Annual Flowers Indoors
  • Choose Mulch for Veggie Garden
  • Swap with Neighbors and Gardeners

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