National News - From NGA Editors
Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....
2011 Urban Tree of the Year
If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...
Basket of Fire
Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...
Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures
America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...
In the Garden
Gardens have always been places of discovery for me. The experiences that make me an avid gardener today come from my earliest memories in the garden: planting sweet peas with my mother, harvesting baby carrots with my grandfather, roaming my uncle's...
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Favorite or New Plant
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) is a member of the Crassulaceae family with relatives...
Tool or Gardening Product
Luggage Carts I keep three folding luggage carts handy: one in the trunk of the car, one in the garage, and one...
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- Plant Warm Season Annuals
- Mow on a Regular Schedule
- Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs
- Mulch Flowerbeds
- Aerate and Reseed Your Lawn