July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


To Beet or Not to Beet...

Life is tasty. Fresh beet greens are cooking up tender and delicious with a splash of lemon and butter. Though insecticide-free, most leaves look healthy, with few holes or brown edges. Plump, spring-planted beets -- Baby Ball, Golden, Chiogga, Sangria...
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Web Finds

My Plate Replaces Food Pyramid See the latest USDA Dietary Guidelines information and new icon at Choose My Plate . This is a...


Botany for Gardeners Brian Capon's Botany for Gardeners: An Introduction and Guide (Timber Press, 3rd edition, 2010,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Plant Perennials, Shrubs, Trees In Extreme Heat
  • Water Deeply and Generously
  • Succession Plant Vegetables
  • Worm Farmers, Use Castings
  • Clip Off Dead Coreopsis Flowers

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