National News - From NGA Editors
Striking BiColored Cornflower
Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...
New Flowering Pear Tree
The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....
An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight
Plant the right plant in the right place is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....
New Veggie Garden Planner
Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...
In the Garden
Spring may not be just around the corner but there are signs we're on the downhill slope of winter. The sun is staying longer in the sky. My forced bulbs are peeking out of the soil. In the evenings I sit with plant and seed catalogs in my lap and am...
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Pruning Advice Plants may be forgiving if we're negligent about pruning them, but you may find it hard to...
Favorite or New Plant
Daphne 'Carol Mackie' Daphnes are appreciated mostly for their fragrant flowers, and 'Carol Mackie' ( Daphne x...
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- Get Pruning Tools Ready
- Plan Schedule for Indoor Seed Starting
- Trim Leeks
- Begin Fertilizing Houseplants
- Sterilize Seed-Starting Trays