National News - From NGA Editors
New Colorful Toad Lily
Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...
San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable
Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...
National Indoor Gardening Day
While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...
WhatÂs Woolch Mulch?
While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, heres a new idea...
In the Garden
Any how-to composting article worth its salt will tell you to build a pile that's at least one cubic yard, to mix nitrogen-rich and carbon-rich materials in just the right ratios, and to turn the pile to mix the materials so they decompose evenly. I'll...
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Green Cone Composters The literature describing Green Cone composters says that you can add meat, dairy, and bones --...
Favorite or New Plant
Calendula You may have seen calendula listed as an ingredient in lotions or baby products, but you may have...
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- Sow Spinach
- Prune Dead Branches
- Allow Rose Hips to Form
- Plant Garlic
- Prepare New Garden Beds