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
People who garden or shop at farmers' markets eat as much for the flavor of food as for its ability to sustain them. Once you get spoiled by 'Marconi Stazagorski' beans from Italy, a generic grocery-store Romano just doesn't satisfy. And, boy, do those...
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Favorite or New Plant
Hairy Alum Root Alum root, of the genus Heuchera, has gained wide popularity in recent years because of the many...
Tool or Gardening Product
Biological Control of Colorado Potato Beetle For the first few years that I grew potatoes, there were no Colorado potato beetles. Then a few...
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- Dig and Repot Herbs
- Store Leftover Seed
- Plant Trees and Shrubs
- Clean Up the Food Garden
- Decorate Naturally for Fall