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
A diminutive pansy was the first black plant to turn my head. It was such a rich, velvety color I couldn't resist it at the garden center. It was a knockout in my garden, interspersed with annual peachy pink phlox. Next, I planted some deep purple-black...
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Favorite or New Plant
Sea Holly The metallic sheen on the blue flowers and stems of sea holly ( Eryngium maritimum ) enhance any...
Shows & Events
New England Spring Flower Show If you've never been to the New England Spring Flower Show in Boston, it's time to treat...
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- Cut Branches for Forcing
- Start Perennial Seeds
- Order Fruit Trees
- Begin Fertilizing Houseplants
- Warding Off Seedling Disease