National News - From NGA Editors
New Variegated Plants
Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...
Rotating Hanging Basket
Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually its because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...
Sugar Helps Trees Survive
Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....
In the Garden
I've always loved the sight and sound of water in the garden. Whether it's a tumbling, trickling fountain, a reflecting pool, or a pond fringed with strange and exciting water plants, water is an irresistible garden element. The sound of water draws...
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Favorite or New Plant
Japanese Snowbell One of my favorite small flowering trees is the Japanese snowbell ( Styrax japonicus ). In...
Clever Gardening Technique
Buckwheat for Deer Control If you're plagued with deer like I am, consider planting buckwheat as a trap crop for Bambi and...
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- Prevent Powdery Mildew Disease
- Plant Strawberries
- Transplant Seedlings
- Apply Organic Mulch
- Conserve Water