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
There are many surprises in gardening and thank goodness for 'em. That's were the fun is, more often than not.
Take the weed I found growing in the cottage garden early this summer. Tucked behind a crinum lily and snuggled among the branches of a...
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Shows & Events
North Carolina Arboretum Symposium "Speaking of Gardening" The NC Arboretum will hold its annual symposium, "Speaking of Gardening," on August 28 & 29....
National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide...
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- Observe Butterflies and Other Insects
- Add Vegetables for Fall
- Improve Germination
- Make More Houseplants
- Evaluate the Garden