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
This summer has been a long, hot one; but that's not abnormal in the lower south. Most years we experience at least limited droughts in summer and the temperatures often climb to the triple digits. Summer is our second dormant season. Our landscapes...
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Shrub Fact Sheets This 514 Shrub Fact Sheets Web site from the University of Florida provides a wealth of...
Favorite or New Plant
Mexican Mint Marigold A relative of our garden marigolds, Mexican mint marigold ( Tagetes lucida ) is both a culinary...
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- Maintain Pecan Tree Health
- Coax Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus into Bloom
- Fertilize Citrus
- Return Lawn Clippings to Fight Weeds
- Divide Summer-Blooming Perennials