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
Are the plants in your vegetable garden growing as slowly as they are in mine? It's been a challenging spring if you're a tomato or pepper plant, or the gardener trying to grow them. We can be thankful for the plentiful rain, considering how much of the...
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Gardening Resources at Cornell The Gardening Resources page of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Web site is the entry point...
Tool or Gardening Product
Nail Brush I've got my hands in the soil every day, and repeatedly using nail brushes was painful -- the...
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- Discourage Mosquitoes
- Cut Back Shrubby Perennials
- Control Slugs
- Install Plant Supports
- Plant Wisely Around the House