National News - From NGA Editors
Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold
Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. Theres nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...
New Look in Foxgloves
Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...
Fabric Pots Offer Advantages
Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...
New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening
As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. Its hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...
In the Garden
Whether you are a novice or an old hand at starting your own vegetable and flower seeds indoors, it's helpful to understand the science behind seed germination. Just what does a seed need to germinate and grow into a vigorous, healthy seedling? Once you...
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Favorite or New Plant
New Echinaceas We've been seeing a flurry of new coneflower varieties, and this spring is no exception. Here are...
Clever Gardening Technique
Aerate Lawns Annually Lawns growing on compacted soil often struggle. If your lawn gets lots of foot traffic or you...
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- Begin Dividing Perennials
- Harden Off Transplants
- Fix Low Spots
- Stratify Seeds
- Prune Back Ornamental Grasses