National News - From NGA Editors
New Colorful Butterfly Bush
The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesnt mean you cant start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...
Colorful Book on Plants
While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes its nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...
DonÂt Touch Your African Violets
Theres no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, its tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...
Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds
Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...
In the Garden
Gardeners are an enterprising, creative group and are forever coming up with great, innovative ideas. If you are wanting to root a few cuttings this fall and don't want to invest in an elaborate rooting setup, you can create a simple rooting chambers...
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Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings is a good introduction to plant propagation written for...
Favorite or New Plant
Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) Cardoon is very similar in appearance to globe artichokes. The plant reaches to 5 feet tall and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Homemade Rooting Mix You can make your own rooting mix for cuttings by combining a 50:50 mix of perlite and...
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- Check for Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases
- Keep New Trees and Shrubs Moist
- Prepare Soil for the Spring Garden
- Stagger Lettuce Plantings
- Reduce Fertilizer for Indoor Plants