May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Are Your Summer Roses in Spring Bloom?

Are you as confused as I am? Last week some garden roses gave me serious pause. Late April by my calendar. Mounds of bright, lush spring-blooming azaleas and rainbows of breathtaking tulips brightening garden borders are in sync. Yes, some early-bird...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Slip Sledding Away Neighbor Farmer Mel pulls a plastic yellow sled all year long in his substantial vegetable...

Web Finds

Corona Tool Principles of Pruning and Planting Corona Tools offers two helpful, gardening "how-to" booklets in PDF format. The Principles of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Test Soil Before Fertilizing Azaleas
  • Prune Off Dead Lilac Flowers
  • Prune Forsythia for Shape
  • Edge the Beds
  • Care for Your Faves; Think New and Improved Too

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