National News - From NGA Editors
21st Century Greens
As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...
The National Heirloom Exposition
If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...
Orchids are Tops
What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...
Bronze Birch Borer Resistance
The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...
In the Garden
Despite high hopes for every plant they bring home, gardeners know some are going to have problems with pests, diseases, or climate, and some will just turn out to be duds. What they might not realize, however, is that with a bit of sleuthing they can...
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Perennials All of Dr. Allan Armitage's many reference works are top picks in my library, but the newly...
Favorite or New Plant
'Denver Daisy' Black-eyed Susan I was happy to find Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy' near the top of UGA's 2011 "Chasing the Flags" list....
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