National News - From NGA Editors
Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily
For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...
Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower
Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...
Gardeners Fight Global Warming
Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...
A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens
One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...
In the Garden
The last cold snap is behind us now (hopefully) and the gardening season has arrived in earnest. Although the weather has been glorious these last few weeks, the downside is that much of the area is in a drought. April didn't bring the showers she...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Prune Damaged Trees and Shrubs Many hydrangeas, crape myrtles, Japanese maples, butterfly bushes, and other woody plants were...
Favorite or New Plant
Black Lace Elderberry Black Lace elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Eva') sports finely cut, purple-black foliage, creating...
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- Mulch Around Trees
- Pinch Back Annuals
- Make Successive Plantings
- Shade Air Conditioners
- Bring Amaryllis Outdoors