National News - From NGA Editors
New Lime Green Cauliflower
There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...
Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos
Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....
Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer
Over the years weve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...
New Biodegradable Seedling Pots
Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...
In the Garden
My favorite shovel is one passed down from a grandfather, complete with his initials burned into the handle. It's strong but not too heavy, with a blade big enough to scoop a load but not so big I can't heft it easily. But after many years of hard use,...
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Shows & Events
Flower Shows, Gardening Classes, and More Here's a New Year's resolution that's fun to keep: visit more gardens, attend more flower shows,...
Favorite or New Plant
Bells of Ireland Bells of Ireland ( Moluccella laevis ), with its unusual light green bells hugging the flower...
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- Spray Dormant Oil
- Don't Start Seeds Too Early
- Bring Home Fragrant Flowers and Plants
- Check for Frost-Heaved Plants
- Order Bare-Root Fruiting Plants