National News - From NGA Editors
A Titanic Flower
The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the most spectacular plants around. This native of Indonesian rain forests grows from a corm that weighs over 200 pounds. Its flower is composed...
Rhododendron of the Year
Rhododendrons and azaleas (both members of the genus Rhododendron ) have some of the loveliest blooms around, so it's not surprising that these shrubs are popular plants across the country. But...
Put Your Garden on the Map
Gardeners are usually bird lovers as well as plant enthusiasts. Now you can combine both these interests in a citizen science project that's designed to give you a deeper understanding of the...
The Strange Case of Barberry, Ticks, and Earthworms
We've all probably heard about the problems caused by invasive plant species crowding out native vegetation and altering the ecosystem. But new research has shown that at least one invasive...
In the Garden
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
-- Romeo and Juliet
And so Juliet contemplated the power of nomenclature from her balcony, while Romeo eavesdropped from below. I wonder if Shakespeare would...
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Shows & Events
Grow Native! Plant Sale and Educational Festival In addition to offering a selection of well-adapted plants for sale, the Highlands Center for...
Clever Gardening Technique
Control African Daisies Although they create swaths of color with bright yellow and orange flowers, African daisies...
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- Get Out and About to Enjoy Spring
- Pay Kids to Pull Weeds
- Plant Citrus Trees
- Rotate Crops
- Trellis Vining Crops