National News - From NGA Editors
New Sun-Tolerant Caladium
Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...
Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes
According to the National Institutes of Health, its estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...
New Animal Control for Gardens
Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now theres a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...
Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes
Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...
In the Garden
Canna lilies bloom during summer in neon shades of red, orange, pink, coral, yellow, and gold. If you prefer relaxing in the garden amongst soothing pastels, seek out cannas with paler yellow or peach flowers. Also, there's no reason why you can't clip...
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Coleus Coleus: Rainbow Foliage for Containers and Gardens (Timber Press, 2008, $29.95) includes lush...
Clever Gardening Technique
Have Containers, Will Travel Take your containers with you to the nursery and mix and match potential plant combinations...
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- Monitor Soil Moisture
- Prune Heritage Roses
- Enjoy the Birds
- Harvest Herbs