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
Wasn't it just the day before yesterday that I pulled the last boiling hot jar of green beans from the canner and hauled the bushel baskets of winter squash and potatoes to the cellar? Even if in reality all that was over four months ago, it's always...
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2008 Perennial Plant of the Year Beautiful, adaptable, and easy to grow, the hardy geranium cultivar 'Rozanne' is a worthy...
Tool or Gardening Product
Unifork Sometimes I rush out and get the latest thing as soon as it's introduced, while at other times I...
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