National News - From NGA Editors
New Multicolored Bee Balm
Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...
Incredible New Hydrangea
From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular Annabelle hydrangea. Annabelle is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...
New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...
Earthworms Spread Weed Seed
Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...
In the Garden
When I began gardening, it didn't occur to me that I needed to know how to care for tools. I wanted to garden, not spend my time cleaning and sharpening pruning shears and shovels. Besides, why would I want to bother caring for tools when new ones were...
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Planning Late-Season Gardens If you need some inspiration for planning a garden that goes full-steam from fall through early...
Favorite or New Plant
Japanese Anemone Just when other flowering perennials are winding down, the Japanese anemone comes into full...
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- Coax Poinsettias into Bloom
- Replace Lawn with Ground Cover
- Divide Perennials
- Plant Cool-Season Pansies
- Move Houseplants Indoors