Western Mountains and High Plains
National News - From NGA Editors
Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies
Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...
Best Birches for the South
White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...
Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies
Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...
Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders
Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...
In the Garden
If you're short on gardening time like me but you still want to have living color on your patio or deck, growing in containers is a great solution. Containers full of annuals will spruce up unattractive areas and make an entrance more inviting....
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Container Gardening Container Gardening for Dummies , by Bill Marken and the Editors of National Gardening...
Favorite or New Plant
Bluestem Joint Fir Bluestem joint fir ( Ephedra equisetina ) is a small shrub (4 to 5 feet) that's one of my...
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- Prune Lilacs
- Feed Tomatoes
- Yank Out Weeds
- Apply Compost Around Perennials
- Install Drip Irrigation or Soaker Hoses