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
Winter can be a long and dreary season around here, yet there is no time between November and June when I can't gather sprays of the bell-shaped blossoms from my winter-flowering heaths.
Heaths and heathers grow very well in our climate. They love...
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Science of Gardening Like all great endeavors, gardening is both a science and an art. The Exploratorium Web site...
The New Flower Gardener The New Flower Gardener by Pippa Greenwood (Barnes & Noble Books, 2002; $13) is illustrated...
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- Trap Slugs
- Renew Ornamental Grasses
- De-Thatch Lawns
- Check Soil for Planting
- Plant Extra Veggies