National News - From NGA Editors
Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams
Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...
Grow Figs in a Pot
Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...
Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields
It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...
Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought
Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...
In the Garden
When we first seeded our lawn, it grew into an emerald green carpet with each blade identical to its closest neighbor. It was perfect -- something worthy of admiration, and so cool and inviting I would use any excuse to kick off my shoes and walk...
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Shows & Events
Washington Park Arboretum Washington Park Arboretum is an excellent destination, winter, spring, summer, or fall. The...
Clever Gardening Technique
Pinching to Promote Growth Gardening is one of the best ways to learn patience, but if you don't want to wait years for a...
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