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 think peonies are a theatrical bunch. Their foliage emerges in late spring, followed by big, fat flower buds. Then they wait, poised at the brink of performance, until the weather suits them to burst into their full glory. I wait too, in great...
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Organic Gardening Basics: Lawns If you'd like to learn to grow a lawn without spending hours each week pampering it or applying...
Favorite or New Plant
Snapdragons Snapdragons ( Antirrhinum majus ) come in a several sizes from dwarf to tall, and in a range of...
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