National News - From NGA Editors
Toast to Your Health With a Glass of Pomegranate Juice
This tropical fruit, which offers up brilliant red edible seeds, is showing up in finer restaurants as a special blend in cocktails. But pomegranates ( Punica granatum ) are not just trendy,...
Butterfly Bushes For Small Gardens
Butterfly bushes are well-known late summer- and fall-blooming perennials. There are a number of selections of these butterfly-attracting shrubs with different-colored flowers. However, the plants...
Organic Mulch Boosts Tomato Production
Heirloom tomato varieties continue to be popular among home gardeners. To get the highest production from tomatoes, some growers have been advocating the use of plastic mulch. New research in Ohio...
Add Beneficial Fungi When Planting
Many gardeners, especially those in warm areas, are still planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and adding soil amendments such as compost and fertilizer when planting. But the most critical additive...
In the Garden
Handcrafted gifts from the garden are a terrific idea. You could, for example, grow, harvest, and dry your own house blend of herbs, then package it in cute little spice packets complete with exquisite hand-lettered labels.
You could hybridize and...
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Pruning Brambles Brambles -- meaning berries such as raspberries and blackberries -- can be pruned in late fall...
Favorite or New Plant
European Larch European larch ( Larix decidua ) is an interesting tree. It's a conifer in the pine family, and...
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- Leave Natural Bird Feeders
- Clean Out the Pond
- Prevent Deer Damage
- Pot Up Amaryllis
- Mulch Root Veggies