National News - From NGA Editors
Late Blight Tolerant Cherry Tomato
Late blight has been a scourge for many tomato growers in eastern parts of the country in the last couple of years. This disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytopthora infestans can...
Potting Soil Safety
Most of the bacteria you might encounter in potting soil and compost is of the beneficial variety, part of a community of microorganisms that helps to make nutrients available to plants and...
The Year of the Zinnia
The National Garden Bureau has declared 2011 to be the Year of the Zinnia. These easy to grow annuals not only provide season-long color, but are available in such a wide range of colors, heights...
We've all probably heard of grafting fruit trees and roses, but tomatoes? Grafted tomatoes are becoming popular because they allow fruiting varieties that may not exhibit good disease resistance...
In the Garden
We garden writers paint quite a positive picture of magnificent gardens. We write about bountiful vegetable patches, abundant flowers, picture perfect landscapes or a few simple tips to make everything, well, "come up roses." Add to these articles the...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Carefree Beauty' Rose This old garden rose was re-discovered years ago and has become a popular addition to southern...
Tool or Gardening Product
Diamond Hoe There are a number of garden hoes on the market with unique designs that facilitate easier, more...
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- Prepare Beds for Warm Season Vegetables and Flowers
- Check for Scale on Fruit Trees
- Start Squash and Cucumber Transplants
- Control Weeds in Garden Beds
- Watch for Caterpillars on Cool Season Vegetables