National News - From NGA Editors
New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela
Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrubs green foliage is...
A Safer Hedge Trimmer
For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...
Variegated Queen of the Meadow
Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. Its...
Enter a Photo Contest
Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...
In the Garden
Because of the mild winter and soaking spring, it promises to be a banner year for garden pests. I'm bracing myself for the onslaught. The slugs are rearing their ugly heads already, so I've been wearing thick-soled shoes whenever I visit my garden and...
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Favorite or New Plant
Angelonia These annuals saved my container gardens from midsummer burnout last year. The common name is...
Shows & Events
Rose and Garden Weekend For those gardeners in Connecticut's River Valley, and those willing to drive there, Rose and...
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- Steer Clear of Wet Soil
- Reduce Mosquitoes
- Attend to Tree Root Zones