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Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are the people to go to for advice on residential vegetable and flower gardening questions, and with issues about lawn care and trees.

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National Garden Bureau’s Year Of The...

Each year the National Garden Bureau, whose membership represents the professional horticulture industry, selects a flower and vegetable to be showcased nationally. Each is chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. Here are links to NGB’S annual selections to grow from seed, with excellent information on the plant culture, how to grow and harvest tips.
 

Vegetables  and Herbs Flowers and Herbs


Year of the Watermelon


2012: Year of the Herbs


2011: Year of the Tomato


2010: Year of the Squash


2009: Year of the Greens


2008: Year of the Eggplant


2007: Year of the Cabbage and Kale

 
2006: Year of the Chile Pepper


2005: Year of the Melon


2004: Year of the Pea


2003: Year of the Bean


2002: Year of the Spinach


2001: Year of the Basil


2013: Year of the Wildflowers


2012: Year of the Geranium


2011: Year of the Zinnia


 
2010: Year of the Marigolds


2009: Year of the Nicotiana


2008: Year of the Rudbeckia


2007: Year of the Violas 


2006: Year of the Celosia


2005: Year of the Sweet Pea


2004: Year of the Dianthus


2003: Year of the Poppy


2002: Year of the Vinca


2001: Year of the Centaurea


1999: Year of the Salvia


1998: Year of the Geranium

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