National News - From NGA Editors
Two Bright New Echinacea
Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...
The New Revised Pruning Book
Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...
New Colorful Crape Myrtle
Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...
Smaller Lawns for Some Cities
Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...
In the Garden
Tomatoes are the queen of the vegetable garden. You've no doubt tried your share of large slicer types, paste/sauce types, cherries and grapes. But have you tried stuffers? They have been around for years but are fairly uncommon in our gardens....
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Composting for Kids Want to learn the basics of composting? Check out the Composting For Kids Web site I designed...
Tool or Gardening Product
Soil Sieve Soil sieves are a handy tool for screening out larger chunks in a planning mix or in compost....
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- Fertilize Winter Flowers
- Prune Fruit Trees
- Plant Onions
- Select and Prepare Seed Potatoes
- Trim Ornamental Grasses