National News - From NGA Editors
New Fragrant Coneflowers
Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...
Exciting New Annual Flowers
While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...
New Tomato Varieties for 2005
Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...
Earthworm Castings Repel Insects
It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...
In the Garden
When we moved to the Pacific Northwest from California's central valley, I spent the first two years waiting for summer to arrive. I didn't know that summers here were typically cool and wet and that what signaled the changing of the seasons was barely...
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Favorite or New Plant
Winter Daphne One of the best things about winter is the fragrance of daphne in flower. Winter daphne ( Daphne...
Clever Gardening Technique
Taking Care of Bare-Root Plants Late winter is the time of year when gardeners welcome the arrival of treasures from mail-order...
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- Add Wood Ashes
- Plant Onion Seeds
- Mulch Spring Bulbs
- Check Houseplants for Mites
- Trim Indoor Geraniums