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
Through the open door and windows of my office, the delightfully sweet scent of the appropriately named summersweet ( Clethra alnifolia ) makes sitting inside in front of a computer bearable. Relaxing on the porch in the evening during summer is made...
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Fragrant Plants There are newer books on fragrant plants, but there is no better read than The Fragrant Year:...
Favorite or New Plant
Hyperion Daylily We don't often think of daylilies for their fragrance, but there certainly are some. For 1979 to...
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- Share the Bounty
- Plant More Vegetables
- Shape Up Annuals and Containers
- Keep Up With Rose Care
- Preserve Herbs and Start Seeds