National News - From NGA Editors
New Purple Magnolia
Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...
Versatile Garden Planter
It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...
The Ultimate Gardener
It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...
Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide
Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....
In the Garden
If the situation weren't so serious, I'd find the current bandwagon for backyard (or front, for that matter) food gardening a bit bemusing. No doubt, converts will fall by the wayside once they discover the amount of work involved. Hopefully, some will...
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Good Garden Soil Good garden soil is the key to healthy, beautiful plants. Most gardeners bemoan the fact that...
Tool or Gardening Product
GardenSoxx When all else fails and you want a container garden, you can simply cut a hole (or more) in a bag...
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- Prepare for Cold Spells
- Plant and Care for Roses
- Give Bare-Root Plants TLC
- Prune and Prune Some More
- Enjoy Rhubarb