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
In case it ever comes up in conversation, no, I do not have a tattoo. Due to a deep-seated fear of commitment, the odds are that I will never have one, but if I did, one of my options would be "Normal people don't live like this." Without going into too...
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Daylily Rust Daylily rust is a highly contagious fungal disease that disfigures daylilies. Currently, it is a...
Caterpillars A real butterfly garden requires not only the bright flowers that feed the butterflies but also...
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- Water Thoughtfully
- Dry Herbs
- Enjoy Asian Pears
- Seed Cool-Season Vegetables
- Install a Path or Patio