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
Breathes there a gardener whose pulse doesn't quicken at least a little at the mention of the new, the rare, the unusual? Add the word "native" and, for me at least, it's a real pulse pumper. So I was in gardening heaven several weeks ago, when I...
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Native Plant Societies For people who are interested in native plants and how to grow them, some of the best sources of...
Clever Gardening Technique
Mail It In If you have a large garden or just get weary of running to and fro from where your tools and...
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- Harvest Winter Squash and Pumpkins
- Clean Up the Vegetable Garden
- Fertilize Lawn and Mulch Leaves
- Prepare for Frost
- Plant Bulbs