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National News - From NGA Editors
Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard
Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now theres a...
Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes
Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. Its derived from the seed of a tropical tree...
Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults
Its widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...
Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds
From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...
In the Garden
Here are some of the growing problems you may have observed with chives, garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots earlier this year, and what to do so they don't reoccur with this fall's plantings.
Problem: Plants send up flower stalks rather than...
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Shows & Events
Designing With Succulents Debra Lee-Baldwin, author of Designing with Succulents , will discuss creating a beautiful...
Clever Gardening Technique
Brightly Colored Tool Handles Paint tool handles and a foot or so of the nozzle ends of hoses with a bright color of exterior...
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- Sow Overwintering Crops
- Keep Sowing Quick Crops Until Thanksgiving
- Harvest in the Cool Mornings
- Water Fruit Trees
- Start Fall and Winter Bloomers