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
Springtime in the South -- when gardeners' thoughts turn to tulips and trilliums, bluebirds and bluebells. And for some of us, poison ivy. If you've ever had to endure the maddeningly itchy rash, you're not alone. Four out of five people develop skin...
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Determine Your Last Frost Date There are three things all gardeners should know about their landscapes: the USDA Hardiness Zone,...
Favorite or New Plant
African Daisy To me the most important characteristics of an annual flower are beauty (of course), disease...
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- Remember Foliage Plants
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