National News - From NGA Editors
New Rainbow-Colored Corn
We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...
How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost
Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...
New Miniature Eggplant
Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...
Attractive Houseplant Terrarium
Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...
In the Garden
Not one for crowds or intense holiday shopping, I'm drawn to quiet projects, the greener the better. Or anything involving dark chocolate and blueberries. Last week in 55-degree temperatures, I wrapped up outdoor gardening loose ends in anticipation of...
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Tool or Gardening Product
Japanese Farmer's Knife This handy, wide-bladed knife has two edges: one side is serrated for cutting through thick root...
Christmas Games Learning or reminding yourself about basic Christmas traditions is as easy as tapping your...
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- Look for Creative Opportunities
- Pamper Your Poinsettia
- Repot Holiday Herbs, Ivy, Topiaries
- Dig Hole for Live Christmas Tree
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