National News - From NGA Editors
Stunning, Compact Nasturtium
Empress of India nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...
New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea
The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and Annabelle, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...
No-Mess Instant Compost Tea
Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...
Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer
Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...
In the Garden
Part of the folklore in my family surrounded the dahlias that my father grew as a 20-something. By the time I came along, he had moved on to other flowers. Still, the tales of the giant flowers he grew always intrigued me, and among my garden orders...
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SafeLawns The SafeLawns Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate people about the...
Tool or Gardening Product
Earth Plugs Several weeks ago I wrote about my plans to compare different materials for seed-starting. So...
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- Moving Easter Lilies to the Garden
- Dealing With Effects of the Cold Spell
- Plant Fragrant Possibilities
- Prune Early-Flowering Shrubs and Trees
- Give Roses TLC