September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Song Bird Kale

National News

Ornamental kale is one of the best plants for adding long-lasting and easy-care color to the fall garden. These sturdy plants keep their good looks long after frost has finished off many autumn...

Downy Mildew of Impatiens

One of the standbys of the shade garden, impatiens has in the past been a pretty trouble-free plant in most situations. Unfortunately, a new disease has arrived on the scene that threatens...

Hardy Geraniums for Fall Color

When it comes to fall foliage colors, we usually think first of trees and shrubs. From the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges of maples to the rich red of chokeberry and the bright yellow of the...

Safe Tomato Canning

As summer winds down, many gardeners are saving the bounty of their vegetable gardens by canning tomatoes. And many of them are using the water bath canning method to process their jars. Water...

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In the Garden


Growing Organic with Earth's Keepers

Between the raised beds and the produce stand, three teenage gardeners take their positions. Do I know Carly Rae Jepson's song "Call Me Maybe", they ask. I shrug, looking puzzled. You'll recognize it, they assure me. Someone's fingers snap them into...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Corona Long Reach Pruner I like pruning tools. This lightweight, 72" long reach, ropeless pruner is my latest favorite for...

Favorite or New Plant

'Berry Basket' Zinnias Cut-and-come-again zinnias are the best!Clip and enjoy a fresh bouquet every few days. Cut each...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Depleted Vegetable Plants
  • Plant Garlic and Shallots Now
  • Freeze Bountiful Herbs
  • Weed Before They Set Seed
  • Remove And Transplant Overgrown Irises

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