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
Over the years, I've started thousands of seeds indoors in preparation for the coming growing season. Yet the miracle of seeds never fails to astound me. How can a tiny, inert, rock-hard nugget be so quickly transformed into a lush, green plant? How can...
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Shows & Events
Nashville Lawn & Garden Show Plan a trip to Tennessee for the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, March 2 through 6 at the Tennessee...
The Encyclopedia of Seed Germination Most seed packets include relevant information on starting seeds, and if you're a casual...
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- Force Flowering Branches
- Wait for Soil to Dry Before Planting
- Set Up Cold Frame
- Organize Seeds
- Begin Fertilizing Houseplants