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
A landscape or garden filled with a variety of plant species is a highly complex ecological system inhabited by multitudes of insects and other small creatures. Each affects many other species in various ways whether they are predators and prey, or...
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Beneficial Insects The Beneficial Insects Web site from the University of Florida provides a wealth of links and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Tip Layer Fall Tomatoes In fall we get another "window" of time where temperatures are right for fruit set on our...
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- Control Fire Ants
- Prepare Fruit Trees for Next Year
- Water Pecan and Persimmon Trees
- Check for Outbreaks of Scale Insects
- Plant Heat-Tolerant Vegetables