National News - From NGA Editors
There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...
A Deer Control Roundup
Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...
A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew
For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...
New Arabian Lilac
Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea Fascination), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...
In the Garden
There are several reasons why starting plants from seed makes sense. If you have a special old favorite or wish to try something new that you can't buy locally, you may need to grow it yourself. If you want to get a head start, or if you are planting in...
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Starting Seedlings Timely Tips on Starting Seedlings at Home is an online publication from Texas Cooperative...
Clever Gardening Technique
Homemade Seed Germination Chamber Here's a technique to boost germination of your seedlings without purchasing special trays with...
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- Fertilize Established Woody Ornamentals
- Divide Fall-Blooming Perennials
- Finish Planting Bare-Root Fruit and Nut Trees
- Start With a Soil Test
- Stockpile Leaves For Summer