National News - From NGA Editors
Celebrate National Garden Month
"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...
Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year
The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...
Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...
While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...
In the Garden
There are many ways -- large or small, lengthy or fleeting, costly or free -- for opting in on community gardening. At first, I envisioned the concept as the communal vegetable garden in the center city, often a reclaimed vacant lot, where each gardener...
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Pruning Woody Plants The main concepts of pruning are relatively simple, but the details of when, where, and how to...
Clever Gardening Technique
Early Support for Peonies Many of the old-fashioned, heavy, double-flowered peonies need extra support or they will flop...
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- Patch Lawn Early
- Avoid Working Wet Soil
- Try No-Dig Gardening
- Transplant Seedlings
- Prune Die-Back Shrubs