National News - From NGA Editors
Growing Roses in Cold Climates
The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...
Open Days in the Garden
What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...
Name that Bird Song
One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...
Invasive Species Surprises
Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...
In the Garden
Large or small, rural or urban, no matter where they garden or in how big of an area, just about the first plant that any gardener considers planting for fresh eating is the tomato. The only problem is that there are so many different tomatoes. Even if...
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Favorite or New Plant
Clematis Short clematis, tall clematis. Clematis with bell-shaped flowers, clematis with broad, flat...
Tool or Gardening Product
Mulch A mulched garden certainly looks nice, but there are several other factors that are much more...
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- Be Adventurous with Annuals
- Give Azaleas and Rhododendrons a Boost
- Use Ear Plugs
- Plant Plenty of Parsley
- Pay Attention to Water Needs