National News - From NGA Editors
DonÂt Bite Me Insect Repellent
Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...
New Dwarf Agapanthus
Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...
New Community Garden Book
With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...
Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?
Its apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...
In the Garden
Our garden herbs hail from different regions of the world and they have different preferences for soil type and moisture. Basil, for instance, prefers soil on the moisture-retentive side, while rosemary needs sharp drainage. Similarly, there's no one...
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Freezing Fruits and Vegetables There's lots of fascinating food science as well as how-to info on this Freezing Fruits and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Prepare New Beds the Easy Way You'll make lots less work for yourself next spring if you begin any new garden beds now. If the...
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- Prepare Houseplants for the Move Indoors
- Clip Seedpods
- Spray Lawn for Grubs
- Save Leaves for Mulch or Compost
- Divide and Transplant Perennials