National News - From NGA Editors
Choose Among the Best Catmints
Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...
Import Seeds With Ease
Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently youve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...
Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits
Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...
Wash Tree Roots Before Planting
Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If youre planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...
In the Garden
How many times have we been encouraged by garden writers to choose plants with a long bloom season? And what about the untold catalog or plant tag descriptions that say "blooms until frost?" My gardening preferences have always leaned toward late...
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Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens For those of us who have been dealing with drought conditions, it may be wishful thinking to...
Clever Gardening Technique
Use a Shoe Rack to Store Gloves In addition to the garden gloves that I use every day, over the years I've accumulated lots of...
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- Freeze Melons
- Plant Cover Crops
- Take Cuttings or Pot Up Annuals
- Store Leftover Seed
- Buy More Plants