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
Simply put, my garden is a wreck. Recent rains have toppled the tall snapdragons in the cottage garden around the front porch, while pansies, bedraggled from last week's heat wave, still wait to be replaced by warm-season annuals. Around back, weeds...
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Shows & Events
Annual Garden Tour of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association On June 6 & 7, the Georgia Perennial Plant Association will host its annual garden tour. This...
Favorite or New Plant
Sunbini (Sanvitalia) from Proven Winners Sunbini (Sanvitalia) creeping zinnia from Proven Winners features bright yellow flowers and...
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- Attract Birds With Dripping Water
- Grow Annuals in Dry Shade
- Pick and Dry Herbs
- Select Flowers That Beat the Heat
- Remove Tomato Suckers