National News - From NGA Editors
Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants
People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...
Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily
Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...
Floating Planter for Ponds
Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical thats effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...
Make Your Own Garden Cart
Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...
In the Garden
This old French saying has long been one of my favorites, and it is more apropos now to my life than usual. It is my belief that most gardeners have at least a few "challenge" plants in their gardens; that is, plants that they would give body and soul...
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Fun Project Ideas If you have children, grandkids, nieces, or nephews with whom you'd like to share your love of...
Favorite or New Plant
Rose of Sharon 'Lil' Kim' Rose of Sharon may be an old-fashioned plant, but no one can deny that it is reliable and easy to...
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