National News - From NGA Editors
Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening
If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...
Best Ground Covers for Roadsides
With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...
Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose
Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. Night Owl combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...
Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs
Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesnt get the moisture and...
In the Garden
Vines offer a beautiful way to beat the heat of a southern summer. They provide a natural screen to shade a west-facing wall. They provide a patio or deck with an attractive living wall or ceiling. Even apartment dwellers can use vines. A container set...
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The Growth of a Hummingbird Most gardeners never get to see a hummingbird nest, much less the birth and growth of a baby...
Favorite or New Plant
Yellow Butterfly Vine Named after the butterfly-shaped seedpods that form after the yellow clusters of flowers drop,...
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- Watch for Squash Fruit Rots
- Rejuvenate Roses
- Prevent Powdery Mildew
- Inspect Plants for Spider Mites
- Keep New Transplants Well Watered