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
Having put off making the final decisions on my seed orders for this year, I recently had a weekend marathon poring over catalogs and Web sites, comparing varieties and prices. My head spun with the seemingly endless options among tomatoes (all of...
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The Tree Care Primer Trees are an important, long-term investment in our gardens. It pays to have help in selecting...
Favorite or New Plant
Italian Summer Squash If you think zucchini and other summer squash are just bland and boring vegetables, then this...
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- Take Advantage of a Break in the Weather
- Start Warm-Weather Vegetables
- Fertilize Bulbs
- Weeds Beware!
- Try Something New