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National News - From NGA Editors
New Thornless Roses
Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...
NGA Wins Book Award
National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...
Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers
Its been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. Its also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...
Unusual Edible Ornamental
Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Heres an unusual, international edible plant thats...
In the Garden
I ruined a beautiful planting of red geraniums back in the 1970's and that particular family of plants has never forgiven me. I can't grow a geranium to save my soul. Not so with Christmas cactus ( Schlumbergera spp). They bloom for me, on and off, all...
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Shows & Events
Filoli Flower Show Beautiful floral arrangements and magnificent table settings complement the splendor of the...
Favorite or New Plant
Asparagus Fern My friend Joleen gave me an Asparagus setaceus ( A. plumosa ) in a 6-inch pot. These are a...
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