National News - From NGA Editors
Best Fall-Blooming Anemones
Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...
Huge, New Fig
The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...
As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...
New Clove-Scented Shrub
Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...
In the Garden
School gardens are such fun places to visit. The creativity that springs from the combined imaginations of dedicated teachers and their students has me wishing I could transport their charming efforts to my own landscape, or perhaps just let a gaggle of...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Cover Compost Piles Normally, we want air to circulate in compost piles so all that wonderful rotting organic matter...
Favorite or New Plant
Palo Blanco Palo blanco translates as "white stick" in Spanish, referring to the spectacular white bark of...
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- Wash off Cochineal Scale
- Sow Pumpkin Seeds
- Watch for Praying Mantids
- Dethatch Bermuda as Needed
- Water Effectively