National News - From NGA Editors
New Gold-Leafed Clematis
European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now theres a new selection from Holland that boasts...
Propane Powered Grass Trimmer
Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...
Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs
Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...
New Use for Dandelions
Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...
In the Garden
During the last decade, I've become fascinated with growing annuals and tender perennials in containers on my back patio. By September, the Mexican flame vine ( Senecio confuses ) sprawls over the paving, the fuchsia and coleus are bushlike in stature,...
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Favorite or New Plant
Winter Iris For reliable winter color in my perennial bed, I've planted winter iris ( Iris unguicularis )....
Clever Gardening Technique
Forcing Paper Whites I always get carried away when purchasing spring-flowering bulbs. There's such an enticing...
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- Protect Evergreens
- Winterize Sprinkler Systems
- Keep Indoor Plants Happy and Healthy
- Turn Over the Soil
- Plant the Last Bulbs