National News - From NGA Editors
Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant
Many proponents of organic gardening have long maintained that not only are organic methods better for the soil, the environment and the safety of gardeners, but they produce nutritionally...
Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners
Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach,...
Pest Resistance in Elms
Just about everyone is familiar with the devastating effect Dutch elm disease (DED) has had on populations of American elm. Much research has gone into developing trees resistant to this disease....
Ask the Expert at the USDA
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new, on-line, on-demand knowledge database, called 'Ask the Expert'. This new service connects with existing UDSA knowledge systems, so...
In the Garden
When you're in the garden, do you wonder where the honey bees have gone? If the answer is yes, you won't be surprised by these stinging statistics: Ninety-eight percent of wild honey bees in the United States had disappeared by 1994 and the number of...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Princess' Purple Fountain Grass 'Princess' purple fountain grass ( Pennisetum purpureum ), a Proven Winners introduction, is a...
Clever Gardening Technique
Water-Wise Gardening Here are five important tips for mid to late summer, when rainfall is usually in short supply:...
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