National News - From NGA Editors
New Scented Tuberous Begonia
Tuberous begonias are gorgeous, shade-loving flowers that produce large bouquets of single or double blooms in colors ranging from white to deep red. However, for as beautiful as they look, these...
Honeybees as Plant Bodyguards
Most gardeners know the advantages of honeybees visiting the garden. Bees play a critical role in the pollination of many fruits and vegetables. New research from Germany shows that honeybees can...
New Colorful False Indigo
Baptisia, or false indigo, is a popular spring-flowering, bushy perennial that grows 2 to 7 feet tall and wide depending on the species. There are white-, purple-, and yellow-flowered types...
Low Stress Wheeled Snow Shovel
Snow and cold is engulfing much of the country this year. While its great to hire someone to plow your driveway and walkways, for do-it-yourselvers shoveling snow actually can be a good form of...
In the Garden
I realize that here in the Lower South we don't really have a winter, at least not by northern standards. But things get pretty bleak around here for a couple of months each winter season. While far from the cabin fever experienced by our northern...
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Favorite or New Plant
Crape Myrtle 'Natchez' Natchez crape myrtle is a large cultivar reaching over 25 feet at maturity. The blooms are pure...
Tool or Gardening Product
Reciprocal Saw A builder's tool in the garden? You bet! Put a coarse-toothed blade in one of the...
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- Plant Cool-Season Veggies
- Plant Woody Ornamentals
- Prune Wisely
- Have Your Soil Tested
- Fertilize Cool-Season Vegetables