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
Midsummer in the garden is a time of pulling weeds, checking for insect damage, picking vegetables, and cutting flowers. While we may think of these routines as chores to be completed so we can move on to other things, kids can have a good bit of fun...
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Garden-Related Books for Kids Here is a sampling of the wonderful children's books available with gardening themes: Cucumber...
Tool or Gardening Product
Aqua Spikes I appreciate watering aids, and although they look a bit odd, these orange spikes do help with...
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- Spread Slug and Snail Repellants
- Keep Tomatoes Evenly Watered
- Spend Half Hour a Day Pulling Weeds
- Cut Back Flagging Annuals
- Take Advantage of Discounted Perennials