National News - From NGA Editors
Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect
Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...
New Dwarf Alamanda
Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....
Versailles Gardens Go Green
The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...
New Water-Saving Sprinkler System
With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...
In the Garden
When desert summer sun blazes overhead, thermometers read 105+ degrees, and humid air seems thick enough to carve and stack like bricks, sitting in the garden becomes more endurance test than relaxing activity. Don't fight it. Instead, start planning an...
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Favorite or New Plant
Golden Dyssodia Perennial Dyssodia pentachaeta blooms like crazy from spring to fall, adding a bright splash of...
Clever Gardening Technique
How Much to Water Believe it or not, overwatering is the more likely cause of plant mortality than underwatering in...
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- Check Your Sun Exposure
- Replenish Mulch
- Sow Sunflowers
- Control Weeds
- Eliminate Breeding Areas for Skeeters