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
The landscape roses, daylily, purple coneflower, rudbeckia, coreopsis, and tall border phlox are sun-loving mainstays of the summer perennial garden. These all do well with at least a half a day of direct sun and in average (or better) garden soil. They...
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Shows & Events
Nature Story Hours at Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore Nature Story Hours at Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, for children ages 3 to 6; weather permitting,...
The Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania Founded in 1988 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization in 1992, The Horticultural Society of...
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