May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you’'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Mulch Now For Summer Ease

Spring is slip sliding into summer temperatures, and gardening season is in full swing. Raking, clipping, bagging, and hauling debris from perennial beds is just step one, though. Step two is fertilizing with a slow-release, granular fertilizer. Enough,...
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Web Finds

Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden Mulches for the Home Vegetable Garden is a fact-packed article on mulches that's a must-read...

Favorite or New Plant

Variegated Solomon Seal One of spring's shade delights starts with plump, fragile, white and green stem tips pushing...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cannas
  • Prune and Fertilize Your Forsythia
  • Sow Cool-Weather Veggies in Succession
  • Divide Spring-Blooming Perennials After Flowering
  • Stake Perennials Before They Need It

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