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
I used to think that my "Christmas" cactus, which blooms at Thanksgiving every year, was just impatient. That is, until I learned that there are two distinct, yet related, species.
Both Thankgiving cactus ( Schlumbergera truncata ) and Christmas...
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Container Gardening: Creative Combinations for Real Gardeners This time of year, it's nice to curl up with an inspiring book and dream of spring. Container...
Clever Gardening Technique
Arranging Dried Flowers Arranging dried flowers in a vase can be a challenge. If you don't have enough material to fill...
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- Start Herb Seeds for Windowsill Garden
- Avoid Chilling Houseplants
- Evaluate Your Yard
- Water Evergreens