National News - From NGA Editors
Half a Plate of Produce
"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....
Killing Weeds Organically
Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...
In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...
Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween
Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...
In the Garden
It has been an extremely cold winter in these parts, with the average temperature nearly five degrees below normal, but the cold season can't last forever. In the next six weeks alone, the daytime average will increase by fifteen degrees or more. Even...
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Shows & Events
Annual Symposium in Davidson, North Carolina Exploring Possibilities: Rediscovering Home will be sponsored by Davidson Garden Club and...
Clever Gardening Technique
Easy Seed Germination Test Though hard-coated seeds can last for many years, even decades, you can get a good measure of...
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