National News - From NGA Editors
Hosta of the Year
American Hosta Growers Association has selected Earth Angel as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. Earth Angel is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...
New Kitchen Scrap Composter
Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you dont have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...
Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch
Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...
Updated Drip Irrigation Book
Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...
In the Garden
In the previous article I provided five tips for making our landscapes more water efficient. This column is a continuation of that theme with five more tips to grow a beautiful landscape and garden without wasting water.
Tip #6 - Build a berm...
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Favorite or New Plant
Shrimp Plant Shrimp ( Justicia brandegeana ) plant is an easy-care, pest- and disease-free perennial for...
Tool or Gardening Product
Inline Drip Tubing This product has the emitters built into the line. The emitters have a zig-zag pathway inside the...
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- Avoid Broadleaf Weed Killers in St. Augustine Turf
- Don't Be A "Skeeter Breeder"
- Plant Heat-Tolerant Veggies
- Shear Perennial Flowers
- Aphid Alert