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
Last spring I remember watching a male and a female bluebird sitting side by side on a branch next to our bluebird house. She'd flit to the house, peek in, then rejoin her mate on the branch. "Honey, what do you think?" Glancing in my direction, I can...
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Bluebird Web Sites The North American Bluebird Society Web site tells you everything you need to know about...
Clever Gardening Technique
Landscaping for the Birds In addition to providing nesting boxes, consider adding berry-producing plants to your landscape...
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- Make Cuttings of Geraniums
- Check Stored Root Crops
- Recycle Holiday Greens in the Garden
- Avoid Damaging Plants with a Snowblower
- Making a List and Checking it Twice