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
My best gardens grow in my mind's eye. When I envision a planting bed and think through what might look good, I can do a lot of gardening without lifting a finger. The result of all this imagination is that a lot of not-so-good initial ideas get vetoed...
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Using Color in Flower Gardens Using Color in Flower Gardens is excellent online resource from Cornell Extension and provides...
Clever Gardening Technique
Garden Hose Bed Design For a fast and easy way to layout a garden bed, take a garden hose and lay it on the ground to...
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- Select Bare-Root Plants Early
- Prune Deciduous Trees & Shrubs
- Topdress Lawns with Compost
- Start Seeds On Time
- Fruit Orchard Cleanup