National News - From NGA Editors
Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes
Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...
Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful
From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...
The Best Veronicas
There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...
Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...
In the Garden
Those of you of a certain age may remember a scene from that 1950's movie classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. As the extra-terrestrial pod people close in, there's a close-up of a man's frantic face as he shouts into the camera "They're here...
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Shows & Events
Trials Field Walks at High Mowing Organic Seeds High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, Vermont will host monthly "Trials Field Walks", guided...
How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older I hate to admit it, but every year those gardening chores that involve digging, lifting, bending,...
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- Fertilize Your Leeks
- Harvest Early Cabbages Now- and Later
- Cut Back Your Late Flowering Plants
- Thin Fruits on Trees
- Start Fall Broccoli and Cabbage