National News - From NGA Editors
New, Colorful Yellow Rocket
Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. Its commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...
Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?
Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...
Tracking Lost Ladybugs
The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home " It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...
Protect Plants from Frost
Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasnt already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps youre not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...
In the Garden
You've heard it before, "Fall is for planting!" I've been urging gardeners for years to consider the many benefits of fall planting, especially here in the lower south where our winters are mild and the summers are brutally hot and long. Much fall...
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a national resource for wildflower and native plant...
Favorite or New Plant
Corn Poppy In World War I Canadian doctor John McCrae penned the well-known poem that begins, "In Flanders...
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- Harvest Sweet Potatoes
- Plant Naturalizing Bulbs
- Start Cuttings to Overwinter Tender Plants
- Fertilize the Lawn
- Protect Tender Plants from Hungry Pests