National News - From NGA Editors
The Most Fragrant Peony
Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...
The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover
The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. Its great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....
Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?
Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. Its estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...
Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark
Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...
In the Garden
Yes, I spied the leprechaun -- leaf-covered, lithe, bristly shock of hair, Star Trek ears -- tickling daffodils and darting among muslin trees in the Ealain Wood at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show. Hope you did, too, in Legends of Ireland -- the...
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Shows & Events
Docents Sought for Meadowbrook Farm Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, Pennsylvania, is looking for volunteers. Sales manager Diana...
National Agriculture Day National Agriculture Day is celebrated every year on the first day of spring to honor agriculture...
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- Forcing Colorful Foliage
- Mulch Early, Say the Pros
- Plan and Repair Before Planting
- Admire Your Hellebores
- Investigate New Tools