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National News - From NGA Editors
New ÂBlack PearlÂ Tomato
Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...
Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths
Weve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....
New Dwarf AngelÂs Trumpet
Angels trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....
What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first glow-in-the-dark cut flowers. Freshly...
In the Garden
Raised beds with lots of organic matter dug in provide "growing-only, no-walking" areas that encourage extensive healthy root growth and allow more thorough drainage. Here%s how to get some started.
After clipping and digging in green manure...
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Favorite or New Plant
SWEET POTATOES Sweet potato sets can be started indoors now for planting outside in May. Place small-to-medium...
Clever Gardening Technique
GARDEN CARRYALL Use a shallow, compartmented plastic basket with a handle as a garden carryall for seed...
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- DON%T SOAK SEEDS
- PLANNING YOUR GARDEN
- FINGER-FLICKING ROSE SHOOTS
- FERTILIZE LESS, MOW LESS
- SCENTED GERANIUMS