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
Last week's cold snap was a doozy. Record low temperatures throughout the Southeast and in parts of the Midwest devastated the plants of farmers and gardeners alike, freezing tender new growth and killing fruit buds. Although official damage estimates...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Use Scissors to Thin Seedlings For many of us, thinning seedlings is one of the least enjoyable gardening tasks. It's painful to...
Deter Geese with Landscaping If geese are a nuisance in your landscape or in nearby parks, there are humane steps you can take...
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- Turn Compost
- Mulch Potatoes
- Add a Shade Garden
- Plant Lilies