National News - From NGA Editors
Pink-Edged Sea Holly
Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial thats hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...
A Shovel With Attitude
The Kombi shovel is described as a shovel with attitude. One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...
New Multicolored Dahlia
Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. Changing Colors dahlia features flowers...
Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns
Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...
In the Garden
Though we may watch our pennies, gardeners like "stuff" -- useful, attractive, fun, and interesting tools, gadgets, plants, and other gardening paraphernalia. I asked some garden professionals about their favorite finds and here are the things they'd...
Read more »
Friendship and Birth of Longwood Gardens The children's book The Magic Shrub (Longwood Gardens, $13.99) is a coming-of-age story about a...
Historic Tree Nursery Want a bit of Pearl Buck, Mark Twain, Aldo Leopold, the Wright brothers, or China's Forbidden...
Read more »
- Plan a Sunflower Maze With a Child
- Prepare Exhibits for Your Local Flower Show
- Apply For Project Orange Thumb Grant
- Remove Overwintering Insects on Trees and Shrubs
- Tend Indoor Plants