National News - From NGA Editors
New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas
Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea Endless Summer for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), Endless Summer blooms on new...
Dual-Use Water Nozzle
Its time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water thats good for washing cars and driveways, they arent the best for watering...
Unique Double-Flowered Hostas
Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. Theyre carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...
Avoid Cypress Mulch
Hurricane Katrinas destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. Its estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...
In the Garden
We've all heard the rules about landscaping and gardening. Landscapes should be created using proper design techniques, color combinations, balance, texture, etc. Vegetable gardens have their prescribed order, with productivity in mind. The list goes...
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Favorite or New Plant
Citrus in Containers We live a bit too far north for most citrus to be dependably cold hardy in the landscape. This...
Tool or Gardening Product
Misting Nozzles When starting small seeds in the garden or in transplant trays, it's difficult to water them...
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- Move Houseplants Outdoors
- Plant Warm-Season Veggies
- Get Ready to Fertilize Turf
- Watch for Aphids
- Make Last Pruning Cuts on Trees