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 other day as I looked out the window at the rabbit tracks in the snow leading up to the chewed-off twigs of a viburnum, I tried to think of the rabbit's hungry ravaging as nature's way of pruning to encourage more shoots full of sweetly scented...
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Favorite or New Plant
Lily-of-the-Nile The long strappy leaves and tall flower spikes of Lily-of-the-Nile (Agapanthus) make a dramatic...
Shows & Events
Garden in the Woods If you love wildflowers and need a spring field trip, visit the Garden in the Woods in...
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