National News - From NGA Editors
Short, Colorful Mullein
Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...
New Everbearing Blackberries
For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as Heritage. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...
Star Search for New Plants
Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...
Biodegradable Cell Phones
The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...
In the Garden
The "rusty gate" cry of the red-winged blackbird, the throaty song of the frogs, and the buds on the daffodils all say that spring is just around the corner. What also happens at this time of year is a dry spell, perhaps before one last snowfall or...
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Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners The Cornell University Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners online citizen science project...
Clever Gardening Technique
Monitor Soil Temperature With the first warm days of spring, how tempting it is to plant some vegetable seeds. Yet it is...
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- Enhancing Seed Germination
- Caring for Houseplants
- Planting Trees and Shrubs
- Tend Asparagus and Rhubarb
- Enjoy Early Spring Bulbs