National News - From NGA Editors
New Improved Shrub
The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...
New Corn Earworm Control
Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...
Clay Controls Weeds
Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...
It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...
In the Garden
If you have a new shade tree in your yard you probably want it to grow big as quickly as possible. However, the first summer is a very stressful one for a new tree, and without proper care it could be its last. Here are a few tips to keep your new shade...
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Patio Citrus If you'd like to try your hand at growing citrus but live in a zone that is just too cold, this...
Favorite or New Plant
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia) Angel's Trumpet, known also by its proper name Brugmansia, is the perfect choice for a deck,...
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- Watch for Aphids on Crape Myrtles
- Plant Fall Tomatoes
- Container Plants Need Regular Watering
- Fire Ants Control in Summer
- Renovate Gardens for Fall