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
I have a perennial bed in the corner of the yard which never ceases to delight me. Of all the beds in my landscape, this one gets the least amount of care, but it always seems to capture my attention with an ever changing display of color. The colors...
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Biological Controls Biological Controls is a very useful guide to beneficial insects and biocontrols from Cornell...
Bugs of Washington and Oregon Bug enthusiasts and amateur entomologists will appreciate this field guide from The Discovery...
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