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National News - From NGA Editors
New Two-Toned Veronica
Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...
Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer
Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...
Variegated Paraguay Nightshade
When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...
Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer
Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe theyve discovered the Achilles...
In the Garden
Although we are cozy and warm indoors, our fellow creatures outside are having a difficult time. Survival is what it's all about for wildlife during the winter months. It's easy and crucial for us to lend a hand.
Did you know that...
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Flora Flora , by Nick Knight (Abrams Publishing, 2001; $29.95), is a book of exquisite photographs,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Pine Cone Bird Feeder Attach a piece of wire to one end of a pine cone. Next, spread peanut butter all over the pine...
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- Patrol for Slugs
- Protect Tree Trunks
- Prune Hydrangeas
- Walk Lightly
- Sow Peas