National News - From NGA Editors
Striking Purple-Leaved Pineapple Lily
Pineapple lily ( Eucomis comosa ) is a subtropical plant that produces sword-like leaves and pineapple-like flowers. Its hardy only in USDA zones 7 to 10 but can be grown as an annual in colder...
Identify Your Plants Via E-mail
It happens even to the most knowledgeable gardeners: You see a plant you like but you don't know the name of it, and your gardening friends don't know what it is either. Sometimes even a local...
New, Stronger String Trimmer
Cutting weeds and edging grass with a string trimmer is a thankless job, yet many homeowners like the manicured look that these machines afford. One of the most annoying aspects of using string...
Will Biofuels Help Reduce Global Warming?
Biofuels are all the rage. With soaring oil prices and a desire to reduce our dependence on foreign energy resources, there's a lot of interest in growing corn and other crops to be processed into...
In the Garden
If you choose to have a green winter lawn in the low desert, it's necessary to overseed the established Bermuda grass with ryegrass in the fall. There's no grass variety that will thrive in both our warm and cool seasons. With regular mowings, gradually...
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Shows & Events
Plant Sale Most botanical gardens hold their plant sales over a period of 2 or 3 days, but Boyce Thompson...
Clever Gardening Technique
Lazy Gardener's Compost Fill a plastic garbage bag with dried leaves and grass clippings. Poke a few small holes in the...
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