National News - From NGA Editors
New Mildew-Resistant Phlox
Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....
To Till or Not Till in Compost
Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...
Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities
New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...
New Early, Sweet Melon
Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...
In the Garden
At the risk of sounding looney, I believe there is wisdom to be found in the calendar. Not just in observing first and last average frost dates, but also in gardening by the phases of the moon.
Skeptics say lunar gardening is quaint folklore or...
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Shows & Events
Annual Show of the Western North Carolina Orchid Society The Western North Carolina Orchid Society will hold its annual show at the NC Arboretum on March...
Favorite or New Plant
2009 Perennial Plant of the Year The Perennial Plant Association has named Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' as the 2009 Perennial...
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- Divide Perennials
- Prune and Train Climbing Roses
- Propagate Geraniums
- Rotate Vegetables
- Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs