August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


Walk Like a Whisper

Children dressing up as giant bean stalks, making toad abodes, walking like a whisper in the fairy garden. May I join you, please, in the The Bellefonte Community Children's Garden in central Pennsylvania? When Lisa Duchene, garden co-coordinator,...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Cepia 1-Touch Motorized Sprayer Wow! This powerful, light, pistol-grip sprayer is becoming my veggie gardening friend. No pumping...


Veggie Gardening Basics The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith (Storey Publishing, 2009, $24.95) is a smart,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Care of Your Garden Hose
  • Check Walnut Trees for Thousand Cankers Disease
  • Sow Cool Weather Veggie Crops
  • Plant Veggie Seedlings for Quick Harvest
  • Feed Perennials with Compost and Slow-Release Mineral Fertilizer

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