National News - From NGA Editors
Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available
Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...
New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers
Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...
Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil
There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...
Vegetable Gardening on the Rise
Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...
In the Garden
Colorful and fragrant, thymes are diminutive perennial herbs suitable for any sunny, dry, well-drained spot. I use them between pavers, along walks, and at the top of rock walls where they cascade down in soft mats and root between the rocks.
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Field Guide to Insects As the spring season begins to warm, the insect world also awakens. Now is a good time to get to...
Favorite or New Plant
Bleeding Heart Take dangling heart-shaped flowers, arch them over deeply cut leaves in shades of green and gray,...
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