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
For many people, asking for help is one of the most difficult things to do. It somehow admits defeat or weakness or not knowing something. Conversely, and oddly enough, giving help can be just as awkward. We don%t want to intrude or negatively imply to...
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National Center for Home Food Preservation Thinking about learning to can and freeze produce out of your garden or from a farmer%s market?...
Favorite or New Plant
Sarastro Bellflower Looking for a drop-dead, blue-flowered perennial? Then consider Sarastro bellflower. As with most...
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- Give Your Roses Some TLC
- Remove Spent Blooms on Lilacs and Rhododendrons
- Have a "Sunny" Summer
- Wisely Enjoy the Outdoors
- It's Not Too Late for Vegetable Planting