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National News - From NGA Editors
New Heirloom Green Tomato
Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...
Unique, Twisted Houseplant
This time of year its good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...
New Colorful Perennial Flower
Theres one word that aptly describes Heucherella Sweet Tea flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that dont fade with the summer heat and...
Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder
Winter is for bird feeding. However, its important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...
In the Garden
Now through mid-February is still prime time to prune roses and deciduous fruit trees. However, some gardeners -- especially beginners -- prefer to delay a bit, waiting until the new green sprouts indicate exactly where to trim. If you're one of these...
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Favorite or New Plant
Amaryllis Caring for a gift amaryllis so it will bloom again is easy. After it's through blooming, cut off...
Clever Gardening Technique
Cultivate So Pests Perish Periodically rough up soil surfaces to bring overwintering pests and their egg cases to die of...
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- Dormant Spraying
- Plant Bare-Root Fruits and Nuts
- Plant Your Gift Poinsettias
- Cutting Back Crape Myrtles
- Hold Off Pruning Spring Bloomers