National News - From NGA Editors
New Colored Bergenia
Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...
Instant Weather Reporting
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...
Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...
Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?
Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...
In the Garden
The flowers I miss most when the garden winds down are the roses. Even though I know I have to leave the last blossoms on the plants to signal the approaching dormancy, it's hard to refrain from cutting just one more on my way inside. After all, a vase...
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Sources of Minature Roses Some mail-order companies carrying miniature roses include: John's Miniature Roses ; Nor'East...
Rock Gardens Rock gardens are as diverse as gardeners, and Rock Garden Design and Construction , by the North...
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