National News - From NGA Editors
New Colorful Echinacea
Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- Sunrise and Sunset -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...
Ivy of the Year
Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...
Vole Control Bait Station
With the onset of falls cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...
Apples for Better Health
The old adage an apple a day, keeps the doctor away, is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...
In the Garden
I have a love-hate relationship with spring-flowering bulbs. The bright fresh flowers of tulips and daffodils are so refreshing after a drab and dreary winter, but I hate having to watch the foliage wither and die. I've tried disguising the ripening...
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Favorite or New Plant
Dutchman's Breeches The delicate, pristine white flowers of Dutchman's breeches ( Dicentra cucullaria ) are one of my...
Clever Gardening Technique
Dividing Daffodils Under good growing conditions, daffodils proliferate amazingly well. Overcrowding will reduce...
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- Divide and Transplant Iris
- Patch Lawns
- Plant New Trees and Shrubs
- Start New Compost Piles
- Begin Harvesting Apples