National News - From NGA Editors
Orchids for Dummies
Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...
Colorful Asparagus Beans
Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...
Eat My Car
Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesnt increase the...
Best Lamium for Shade
The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...
In the Garden
There's plenty to do in the vegetable garden right now. It seems that when cool-season vegetable beds start to really look full and fabulous, they decide to play tricks on the gardener and go to flower, or bolt! And yet the warm-season garden isn't...
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Shows & Events
Spring in Bloom The 10th Annual Valley of the Sun Gardeners Garden Tour showcases nine private gardens around the...
Clever Gardening Technique
Mingle Vegetables and Flowers When planting vegetables, intersperse flowering plants to attract pollinators. Often, a lack of...
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