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National News - From NGA Editors
Win a School Garden During National Garden Month
April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. Were...
Unusual Pure White Zinnia
Zinnias are versatile, easy-to-grow annual flowers that can be planted in annual gardens, perennial gardens, and containers. Many of the large-flowered, dahlia-type zinnias also make excellent cut...
Award-Winning Dwarf River Birch
Each year the Cary Award is given to trees and shrubs with outstanding characteristics that are not widely grown in home landscapes. Although the award is for plants adapted to New England, many...
Fencing Out Slugs
Slugs are the bane of many a gardener's existence. There are many devices available to control slugs, from beer traps to toxic baits. Now theres a new product that uses the most basic barrier...
In the Garden
Throughout history gardens have been used to aid the healing process and to offer a place for meditation and serenity for those in life's difficult passages. From the Zen gardens of Buddhist monks to the cloister gardens of Jesuit monasteries to the...
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Favorite or New Plant
Tidal Wave Silver Petunia I've never been much of a petunia fan, but these luscious flowers are tireless in their extreme...
Shows & Events
Antiques & Garden Fair The Midwest show of shows -- the Chicago Botanic Garden's Antiques & Garden Fair, April 20 to 22...
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