National News - From NGA Editors
New Apricot Zinnia
Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...
A Solution for Heavy Containers
Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...
The Best Daisies
The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...
Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution
As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....
In the Garden
Late winter is the time to prune most woody landscape plants. Pruning during the dormant season allows you to better see branch structure and encourages a flush of vigorous new growth in spring. By waiting until the coldest winter weather has passed,...
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Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants Web...
Favorite or New Plant
African Daisy To me, the most important characteristics of an annual flower are beauty (of course), disease...
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- Plant Tuberous Begonias
- Prune Woody Herbs
- Start Seeds of Slow Growers
- Finish Early Spring Chores
- Plan for Bare-Root Plants