National News - From NGA Editors
Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline
Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...
Gold Medal Dogwood
Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...
New Technique for Protecting Blackberries
Trailing blackberry varieties such as Siskiyou and Chester Thornless are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...
Warmer, Wetter Winter?
Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...
In the Garden
Few flowers carry the symbolic baggage of a poppy. The ancient Greeks believed poppies brought good luck to the harvest, calling them corn or grain poppies. When they grew adjacent to a field, they were a portent for a good crop. During World War I,...
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Tool or Gardening Product
Long-Bladed Trowel This tool is my favorite for planting bulbs. I've tried bulb planters, and they work well, but...
Brent and Becky's Bulbs It's bulb planting time, and if you're bored with the selection you can find locally, take a...
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