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
Few vegetables are as easy to grow, nutritious, and fast-maturing as salad greens. These reasons alone make them perfect for novice gardeners and a must for more seasoned growers. Last year's spinach scare over contaminated California produce is a...
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The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce Print out The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce so you'll have it handy when you shop....
Tool or Gardening Product
Nitrile Gloves I rarely wear gloves in the garden, except when handpicking slugs. It's not that I'm a purist or...
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- Prune Back Ornamental Grasses
- Plant New Shrubs
- Start Tomatoes and Peppers
- Plant Peas, Greens, and Potatoes
- Don't Crowd Roses