National News - From NGA Editors
Grow Fruit Naturally
If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...
Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...
The Value of Bees
All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...
Plants and Noise Pollution
Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...
In the Garden
Are you getting ready to retire your pruners for the season now that spring is past? Don't put them away just yet! Sharpen those blades and prepare to continue with pruning in your flower garden.
When we think of pruning, most of us think about...
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Favorite or New Plant
Baptisia This past winter's virtually snow-free season was definitely an anomaly for our region. In most...
Clever Gardening Technique
Fight the Plum Curculio by Picking Up Dropped Fruits The plum curculio is a small weevil that attacks just about all fruit trees in our region....
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- Plant Greens in Part Sun
- Plant Beans
- Help Carrot Seeds Germinate Well
- Protect Seedlings from Birds
- Grow Herbs in Pots