National News - From NGA Editors
Climate Friendly Gardening
While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...
Broccoli for Healthy Babies
Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...
Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...
Clear the Air with Houseplants
Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...
In the Garden
My previous report covered the final leg of Integrated Pest Management strategies, using chemical controls. Remember that IPM gives you the option to do nothing, so don't automatically reach for a spray can every time an unfamiliar bug passes by!...
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Favorite or New Plant
Bat-faced Cuphea The common name of Cuphea llavea refers to this pernnial's flowers, which resemble bat faces...
Clever Gardening Technique
Eliminate Unnecessary Spraying Spraying pesticides routinely as a "prevention program" is seldom needed in our desert...
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- Scout New Rose Varieties
- Water Pecan Trees Deeply
- Watch for Caterpillar Migrations
- Stop Fertilizing Citrus and Tropical Plants
- Continue to Reduce Watering on Landscape Plants