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National News - From NGA Editors
New Curly-Leaved Begonia
Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, its commonly grown as an annual in all but...
New Targeted Herbicide Applicator
Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....
Royal Vegetable Garden
Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obamas new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...
Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?
Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. Its loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...
In the Garden
July is usually a month of opposites in the garden. Summer's heat is upon us, and we're harvesting crops; but Fall's cool weather is around the corner, and we should begin planning the cool-weather garden.
But, this year is different. It may...
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Shows & Events
Insect Festival July 12-13, at the Quail Botanic Garden, festivities will include bug experts, honeybees, crafts,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Nursery Containers as Irrigation Wells Gallon- or larger-sized containers with holes punched in the lower halves and bottoms can be...
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- Pinching Herbs
- Transplanting Veggies
- Hot-Weather Transplanting Tips
- Adding Manure Between Crops
- Mowing: High and Sharp