March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden


Young Angels in Pink and Purple?

"A cold frame?" asks upstairs neighbor Greg, quite puzzled. "What's that?" I explain the project as best I can -- a box-like, wooden frame topped with a glass door as protection for young plants. "Oh, like framing a door, but on the ground," he...
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Web Finds

Philadelphia International Flower Show App Yes, the Philadelphia International Flower Show has an app available at The Flower Show ....

Tool or Gardening Product

TerraCycle Brigade Program - Collect, Recycle For Charity TerraCycle's program involves volunteers joining brigades that collect different waste stream...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Your Garden Hose End
  • Look for Plants in Biodegradable Pots
  • Empty and Refill Containers with Fresh, Rich Potting Soil
  • Plant Peas, Sweet Peas, Potatoes
  • Fertilize Spring Bulbs

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