National News - From NGA Editors
Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...
Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions
Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...
Fighting Hunger with Corn Research
Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...
Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...
In the Garden
I always say autumn is my favorite season, but when April and May arrive, I wonder why. What time of year could be more beautiful than spring? Every day, the garden brings new delights.
This morning's walk through the woodland garden revealed...
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Favorite or New Plant
Catmint 'Walker's Low' catmint ( Nepeta x faassenii ), chosen as the 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year, is...
Tool or Gardening Product
Yellowjacket & Wasp Trap Contech, a leading manufacturer of pheromones, lures, repellents and traps for a wide range of...
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