National News - From NGA Editors
Exercise in a Garden Gym
Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because theyre outdoors doesnt necessarily mean theyre getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....
A Simpler Way to Make New Plants
Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. Its a convenient way...
Barriers for Root Weevils
Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...
New Purple Poppies
Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...
In the Garden
Overplanting happens. By accident, impulse-buying, or sales seduction. Or by design -- short-term design, that is. One spring morning, a couple notices their five cherry laurels are so densely intertwined that neither of them can squeeze behind to clean...
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Shows & Events
Butterflies at Brookside in Maryland Wings of Fancy, Live Butterfly Show starts Sat., May 13 (through Sept. 17) at Brookside Gardens...
Operation RubyThroat Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project is devoted to the study of and education about...
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- Use Your Compost
- Guide the Climbers
- Support the Young
- Water New Trees
- Think "Hummingbirds"