National News - From NGA Editors
New Ornamental Elderberry
For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....
While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...
CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls
It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...
Seeds of Kokopelli
If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...
In the Garden
Ahhh, early summer mornings. I gaze out the bedroom window upon waking and see a bit of mist still on the hills, the garden sitting pretty from this high vantage point and ... wait ... what's that movement? I never catch the deer IN the garden, but...
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Gauging the Deer-Appeal of Your Plants Deer have favorite foods just like we do, and it might help to know them so you can surround them...
Deer Proofing Your Yard You know what they say: "Know your enemy," and after reading Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden...
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- Prune Shrubby Perennials
- Prune Tomato Suckers
- Prevent Blossom-End Rot
- Fill in the Bare Spots
- Pinch Asters and Mums