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
There's nothing mysterious or difficult about attracting hummingbirds. It is one of the easiest and most rewarding gardening endeavors. Simply provide the flowers they prefer and these tiny flying gems will visit soon and often. Even a handful of...
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Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory The non-profit Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory offers fun and educational birding events,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Protect Hummingbirds If you hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water, it's imperative to clean them regularly....
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- Monitor Water Needs of Landscapes
- Harvest Herbs
- Water Cactus and Succulents
- Protect Vegetables
- Cover the Compost