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?...
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...
New Variegated Hedge Plant
If youre looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus variegatus)....
In the Garden
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site ( http://www.cdc.gov ), 61 percent of North Carolina adults are overweight or obese, and 27 percent of North Carolina high-school students are overweight or at risk of becoming...
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Adopt a School Garden The National Gardening Association's Adopt a School Garden program helps schools implement...
Garden Stone: Creative Landscaping with Plants and Stone With summer's abundant foliage dying back, fall is a good time to assess your landscape and plan...
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- Feed Cool-Season Grasses
- Pot Up Some Pansies
- Harvest Lettuce
- Stockpile Pine Needles
- Transplant Sweet William