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National News - From NGA Editors
Putting Bees Out to Pasture
We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...
Gardening for Monarch Butterflies
Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...
Save Energy with Solar Lights
One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...
Improve Your Gardening with a Coach
While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...
In the Garden
The roses seem to be suffering from black spot this year, more so than in the past. It must be the cool weather we have been experiencing. Henry wants me to use Bayer All-In-One, which is a combination of fertilizer/pesticide/fungicide that...
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Gopher & Mole Pro-Tection Orcon has a new line of three organic pest control products that are meant to detour (1) gophers...
Clever Gardening Technique
Propagate Succulents My grandmother taught me this trick way back in the 1960s. When propagating succulent plants such...
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