July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden


Phosphorous- Free: Good for Lakes -- and Lawns?

Lawn care is in a revolution at its roots. Come autumn, we'll find fewer turf fertilizers with phosphorous (P). In 2012, the change will be watershed. Most commercially manufactured lawn care products will be absent phosphorous and have less nitrogen...
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Web Finds

Garden Bytes from the Big Apple If it's growing and it's in the city, you'll find it at Garden Bytes by Ellen Zachos and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Foldaway Garden Kneeler & Seat Gardman USA's Foldaway Garden Kneeler & Seat is a durable EVA foam pad garden seat when upright...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repair Water Leaks
  • Check Broken Products for Guarantees
  • Deadhead Hostas, Salvia
  • Seed Cool Season Veggies
  • Remove Dead Seedheads from Repeat-blooming Daylilies

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