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
In the midst of summer heat, when non-native plants are gasping for respite (as am I), native and desert-adapted plants plug right along. They have evolved over centuries to cope with intense heat and sunlight, minimal rainfall, and alkaline soil....
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Shows & Events
Cactus & Succulent Show The Cactus and Succulent Society of America is holding its 31st Biennial Convention from August...
Agaves and Yuccas The authors of Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: A Gardener's Guide , (Timber Press, 2000,...
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- Transplant Palm Trees
- Aerate Bermuda Lawns
- Sow Sunflower Seeds
- Solarize Soil
- Provide Water for Wildlife