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
I'm generally a very patient person, but sometimes waiting for spring is just more than I can handle. I know it's just around the corner, so I tour the garden on a daily basis, hoping to find a single swollen bud or newly emerging crocus -- some sign...
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Favorite or New Plant
Carol Mackie Daphne If you're searching for a distinctive small shrub with winter fragrance, Daphne burkwoodii...
Clever Gardening Technique
Sticky Traps for Indoor Pests If you and your plants are bothered by the hordes of tiny, flying black gnats that hang around...
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- Plant Onion Seeds
- Add Wood Ashes
- Take Geranium Cuttings
- Weed Out Bittercress
- Check Houseplants for Spider Mites