August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden


Fallscaping in the Garden

We may still be enjoying beach weather in August, but slowly and surely the days are getting shorter, heralding the not-too-distant arrival of autumn and the start of a new gardening season. It's time to think about some "fallscaping" -- integrating...
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Shows & Events

The Fascinating World of Carnivorous Plants Lecture Few plants fascinate young and old alike more than carnivorous plants. The adaptation and ability...

Web Finds

Using Organic Fungicides Preventing and controlling powdery mildew on roses, peonies, fruit trees, and phlox is the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Seeds for Fall Leafy Veggies
  • Check Melons
  • Care for Your Compost Pile
  • Harvest Sunflower Seeds
  • Dry Flowers

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