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
Perhaps it's just my problem. A well-planned garden, with the plants carefully chosen, turns out not to measure up to the original concept. Or, after creating a number of garden areas, I discover that my time is finite and the growth of weeds is not....
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Building Garden Ornaments Getting anxious to get started on this year's garden? While waiting for those first warm days,...
Tool or Gardening Product
The Avant Gardener Tools come in many forms, and information is certainly one of them. A singular source of...
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