National News - From NGA Editors
Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success
The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...
Fall Cleanup Q and A
Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...
Plant Protector Bags
With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets,...
Shrub Dogwood Trials
Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...
In the Garden
The big leaf hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ) we all know and love for its big, puffy, blue or pink mophead blooms, has to be the most perplexing, consternating, and confusing plant on earth. All hyperbole aside, too many gardeners have hydrangea...
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Winter Injury Many gardeners wonder what they need to do this fall to protect their plants from winter injury,...
Favorite or New Plant
Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' is a hardy perennial (to zone 4) that has grown well for me...
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