August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Zucchini: The Garden Wonder

While it's wonderful to see how much one plant can produce, especially if it's growing in good soil with plenty of compost and/or aged horse manure, by this time of the summer, zucchinis are often piling up in the fridge and you're wondering who you...
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Web Finds

Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness Unfortunately, these days insect bites can be more than an itchy annoyance. Mosquitoes and ticks...

Tool or Gardening Product

Quick Hose Connect/Disconnect Fitting Screwing and unscrewing hoses -- together, hose and watering device, soaker hose to garden hose...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Melons
  • Fertilize Squash
  • Patrol the Garden
  • Identify Butterfly Larvae
  • Divide Iris

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