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National News - From NGA Editors
New Hybrid Rudbeckia
Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...
Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates
Its raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...
Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming
American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...
Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens
Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....
In the Garden
Beneficial Insects: The Good Guys
Welcoming and providing for insect predators in your garden is a wise move. There are limitations to the value of purchasing adult predators, however. Once they've eaten their fill soon after release in your...
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Shows & Events
Rose Care Using Sustainable Methods Saturday, August 8, 10am, at Descanso Gardens, Amanda Everett will discuss sustainable rose care...
Clever Gardening Technique
Chicken Wire Trellis Rack Make a raised rack as a horizontal trellis for vining crops. Fasten chicken wire to a...
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