National News - From NGA Editors
Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country
Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...
Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover
To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, theyre considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...
Watering Cans With a Flair
Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...
Growing Fragrant Orchids
Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...
In the Garden
There's an unmistakable crispness in the air, a sure sign that summer is coming to an end. I think fall is a magical time. I love the cooler temperatures, shorter days, and awesome autumn foliage. They have a soothing effect after the busyness of...
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Favorite or New Plant
Winter Iris For reliable winter color in my perennial bed, I've planted winter iris ( Iris unguicularis )....
Clever Gardening Technique
Forcing Paper Whites I always get carried away when purchasing spring-flowering bulbs. There's such an enticing...
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