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
Rainwater harvesting is enjoying a resurgence in interest. This is not surprising in the arid parts of the south but there is considerable interest in rainwater capture in southeastern areas of the country where rainfall is normally more plentiful....
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Rainwater Harvesting Gardeners interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting or planning to install a system...
Clever Gardening Technique
Rain Gardens Areas that tend to stay soggy wet after a storm can become a rain garden. Choose plants such as...
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- Plant Cole Crops
- Rejuvenate Herbs for Fall
- Protect Fall Transplants
- Keep Roses in Top Condition
- Stop Fertilizing Cold Tender Woody Plants