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
It's that time again, the point in the gardening season where it's a good idea to make an assessment of what has worked in the garden and what hasn't so far this year. Maybe you have a better memory than me, but if I don't make at least cursory notes,...
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Eat Your Colors Gardeners are generally a healthy lot, but if you want to increase your awareness of eating more...
Vegetable Cooking With the main-season vegetables at their peak, it's the perfect opportunity to experiment with...
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- Control Blossom-End Rot
- Tune Up Power Equipment
- Plant Late-Summer Vegetables
- Make Bouquets
- Divide and Replant Iris and Daylilies