National News - From NGA Editors
California Law Supports School Gardens
The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...
New Tree for the Edible Landscape
Its not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...
Totally Recycled Plant Food
Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If youre a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...
Gardening Anywhere Book
Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....
In the Garden
When outdoor gardening activities slow down with the arrival of freezing weather, our attention can turn to decorating the interior of our house with plants. There are a wide variety of plants that do well in the lower light environment inside our...
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Favorite or New Plant
Philodendron 'Xanadu' I find 'Xanadu' philodendron to be among the best houseplants for adding a lush, tropical...
Clever Gardening Technique
Planting in Non-Draining Containers One of the basic rules of container growing is to use containers with drainage holes so they will...
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- Harvest Tomatoes and Peppers Before First Fall Frost
- Dry Rose Petals for Potpourri
- Collect and Store Pecans to Maintain Quality
- Plant Ryegrass to Protect Bare Soil Areas
- Storing Fall Potatoes and Squashes