National News - From NGA Editors
South Pacific Canna
It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...
Seed Saving and Starting
Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...
We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...
Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics
After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...
In the Garden
A late summer day can be hot and muggy but we are surrounded by nature%%%s clues that autumn is fast approaching, with winter not too far behind. There are any number of garden tasks occupying our minds at this time of year, but think ahead to how...
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Favorite or New Plant
Blue-Mist Shrubs, Blue Spirea, Blue Beard Just as the growing season begins it%%%s swan song, blue-mist shrub, Caryopteris x clandonensis,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Herbal Vinegar In addition to drying and freezing herbs for use throughout the winter, another excellent way to...
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- Get Summering Houseplants Ready for Indoors
- Transplant Peonies
- Make Lawn Repairs
- Prepare New Beds Now for Spring
- Trim and Divide