National News - From NGA Editors
New Compact Obedient Plant
Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...
On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia
If youre a fruit nut, heres a Web site for you. Fruitipedia.com is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...
The Soil Sifter
Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless youre willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...
Keeping Kudzu Under Control
Its considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...
In the Garden
Now that the summer season is in full swing, we're enjoying our garden to the fullest, especially our spectacular roses. Some shrubs require minimal care, but roses need a regular maintenance program for peak performance. I think it's worth the effort....
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Birdwatcher's Delight Our bird feeders attract lots of visitors all summer long. Many are just passing through on their...
Clever Gardening Technique
In-ground Division Dividing perennials doesn't have to be a difficult task. If you take just a little extra care...
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- Eradicate Weeds
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