National News - From NGA Editors
Butterfly-Attracting, Disease-Resistant Phlox
Midsummer is tall phlox ( Phlox paniculata and P. maculata ) season in the perennial garden. Phlox is known for its beautiful flowers this time of year, but powdery mildew often ruins the show....
Save the Ash Tree
There is a growing concern about native ash trees across the country. The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has set up home in communities in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Eastern Canada...
Elderberry Pruning Trials
Elderberry bushes are gaining in popularity. This native shrub is easy to grow and is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions, including wet areas. It features attractive white flowers and...
National Community Gardening Week
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has named August 23-29, 2009, National Community Gardening Week. As an ongoing commitment to encourage community gardening, the USDA is installing Peoples...
In the Garden
I have an old-fashioned cottage garden alongside my garage which takes center stage during the month of August, blooming profusely in a wide range of vibrant colors. My favorite August plants are the old-fashioned hollyhocks ( Alcea rosea ). Hollyhocks...
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The Harmonious Garden The Harmonious Garden , by Catherine Ziegler (Timber Press, 1996; $45), is a practical guide...
Clever Gardening Technique
Bargain Garden Gloves You can spend a lot of money on garden gloves, but I've found that the cheap brown cotton jersey...
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- Harvest Fruits
- Replace Spent Annuals
- Water Regularly
- Control Insects and Diseases
- Leach Salts from Pots