National News - From NGA Editors
Grow a Fall Crop of Strawberries
Strawberry lovers take heart; for those who cant get enough fresh strawberries and wish the June crop produced over a longer period, there may be a solution. A new cropping technique developed by...
New, Natural Weed Killer
Summertime means weeding time for most gardeners. While the old methods of hand pulling and hoeing are still the most effective, sometimes youd just like to spray those weeds to get rid of them....
Unique Pine Tree
Evergreen trees fill many roles in the landscape. They block unsightly views, provide a dark backdrop to colorful flowering shrubs and perennials, and create habitat for birds and wildlife. Its a...
Free Guide for Organic Gardeners
The number of organic farmers, as well as the number of acres devoted to organic growing methods, has increased steadily for the past 10 years. This increase creates a need for up-to-date growing...
In the Garden
My bird books are getting a workout lately, helping me keep up with the birds nesting in my backyard. Last month it was mourning dove, and today I turned the corner and startled a family of Gambel's quail ( Callipepla gambelii ). Mom, Dad, and seven...
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Bulbs Ron Leeds, author of Bulbs in Containers (Timber Press, 2005; $29.95), lives in England, a...
Favorite or New Plant
Rain Lily Zephyranthes is a bulb plant that bursts into bloom after rain, hence its common name of rain...
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