National News - From NGA Editors
Protection for Spring Bulbs
Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...
Mist n' Pour Sprayer
Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...
For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...
Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks
Its been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...
In the Garden
Have you always thought that cherry tomatoes were just rock-hard, squirty things that restaurants added to salads for a bit of color? Let the scales fall from your eyes, and allow me to tempt you with how good cherry tomatoes can actually be. Among the...
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Shows & Events
Heirloom Garden Show On Sunday, August 28, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Garfield Farm Museum near Geneva,...
Heirloom Tomatoes In 100 Heirloom Tomatoes (Workman Publishing Company, 1999; $17.95), author Carolyn Male...
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- Plan for Peonies
- Rejuvenate Container Plantings
- Get Annuals Ready to Overwinter Indoors
- Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
- Fertilize and Reseed the Lawn