National News - From NGA Editors
New Hawaiian Taro Plants
The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...
Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...
Creating a Nation of Farmers
It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. Its heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...
Stop Cats from Catching Birds
Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....
In the Garden
Some people describe gardens as paintings -- blank canvases of soil that you "paint" with flowers and foliage plants. I prefer to think of gardens as symphonies. Throughout the growing season, there are crescendos as the showiest plants come into bloom,...
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International Flower Bulb Information Center Discover the world of flower bulbs at the International Flower Bulb Information Center Web...
Clever Gardening Technique
Cover Vegetable Beds with Leaves, and Lots of Them Once you've cleaned out your vegetable garden beds, pile as many leaves as you can find on them....
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