National News - From NGA Editors
Sourcing Organic Seeds
For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...
Plant Sales Support Medical Research
Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...
Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients
Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...
New Orange Eggplant
Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...
In the Garden
At this time of year a certain amount of time is often devoted to reflection and reverie. Given my own mindset at the moment, it was interesting to receive a mailing from the National Garden Bureau -- an organization dedicated to helping gardeners grow...
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New Orleans Botanical Garden For both the charitable spirit of the season as well as year-end tax deductions, people's...
Clever Gardening Technique
Birdseed Wreaths A query from a friend sent me on a search for how to make those solid seed ornaments offered in...
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- Count the Birds
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