National News - From NGA Editors
New Fragrant Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria or Peruvian lily is a common cut flower often used in floral bouquets. It is a versatile perennial thats hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. The orchid-like flowers come in a variety of...
High Nitrogen Levels Reduce Health Benefits of Veggies
Many herbs and spices are known to contain potent antioxidant compounds. However, its not always clear how growing conditions affect the levels of antioxidants in plants. Researchers at...
Love at First Sight Rose Video
Roses are one of Americas best-loved flowers. Few home gardeners realize the time, energy, and money that go into breeding and growing a variety for market. A new variety takes years of trials...
Farmers for Hire: New Trend in Urban Gardening
In hard economic times everyone wants to cut costs. While growing your own food can save money and produce fresh, healthy vegetables in your own yard, it does take time and expertise. People in...
In the Garden
For those of us who garden indoors as well as out, bugs aren't a pesky problem confined just to the garden. They can be as much of a nuisance on the windowsill as in the perennial bed. Luckily, there are really only five common indoor pests so...
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Favorite or New Plant
Cyclamen persicum One of my favorite flowering indoor plants is cyclamen, with its showy, butterfly-shaped flowers...
Clever Gardening Technique
Feng Shui with Houseplants According to feng shui, everything around us possesses vital energy. This energy circulates...
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- Recycle Packing Materials
- Add Color to Your Winter Landscape
- Try Garbage Gardening
- Increase Humidity for Houseplants
- Inspect Houseplants for Pests