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
With spring's arrival, so much happens in desert landscapes within a short time period that it's a challenge to keep up with all the fun options. Half of me wants to transplant something new, half of me wants to tackle clean-up chores (okay, more like...
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Shows & Events
Tucson Garden Tours An abundance of gardens to visit in Tucson on Saturday, April 4. Master Gardeners will be at the...
Clever Gardening Technique
Water Deeply to Prevent Salt Burn Desert water quality influences how we irrigate landscape plants. Our water contains high salt...
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