National News - From NGA Editors
Exploring Private Gardens
What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...
Let Us Grow Lettuce Well
Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...
New Organic Production Guides
Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...
Choose the Best Coneflowers
Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...
In the Garden
Last time I began a two part series on Poison-Free Pest Control with a discussion on the reasons for permitting a few pests in our gardens, some techniques for excluding pests from plants and the role that beneficial insects play in doing most of our...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Flamenco Tango' & 'Flamenco Rumba' Cuphea Batface cuphea is a drought-tolerant annual or tender perennial that loves a sunny exposure. It...
Tool or Gardening Product
"Bug Blasting" Devices For gardeners not inclined to build their own bug blasting water device, there are some water...
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