National News - From NGA Editors
Hosta of the Year
Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...
Old Time Tomatoes
Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didnt apply,...
Welcome to Munchkin Land
Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...
Lawn Care Made Easier
If youve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- youll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...
In the Garden
Now that the weather is warming and weeds are popping up all over, I'm convinced that spring has finally arrived. It's time to roll up my sleeves and decide what changes to make in my landscape. My garden is in a constant state of flux and I'm not happy...
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Alpine Plants of North America Some of the loveliest and most delicate plant species are found in the alpine and subalpine...
Favorite or New Plant
Amur Chokecherry Truly a tree for all seasons, Amur chokecherry ( Prunus maackii ) is a stand-out in my garden....
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- Prevent Powdery Mildew
- Recycle Squeeze Bottles
- Plant Strawberries
- Apply Organic Mulch
- Feed Birds