National News - From NGA Editors
Selecting the Best Roses
Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...
Avoiding the Mummy's Curse
Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...
Don't Baby Your Basil
Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...
Leaf Collection Made Easy
Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...
In the Garden
It's been a long time since I've heard the pitter-patter of little feet in the garden, but that's about to change. Caitlin, when she arrives in November, will be my first grandchild, and as you would expect, I plan to spoil her rotten. Not just with...
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Shows & Events
True Country Fair The Fourth Annual True Country Fair, sponsored by the Organic Growers School, will be held...
Favorite or New Plant
Sweet Autumn Clematis You can't find anything prettier than sweet autumn clematis ( Clematis terniflora ) in late...
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- Clean Beds and Borders
- Transplant Trees and Shrubs