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National News - From NGA Editors
Fall is on its way. This is the time of the year when ornamental grasses really strut their stuff in the garden, their leaves backlit by low autumn sunlight, their panicles waving against a clear...
Take a Trip to Tomatoville
Tomatoes are the number one home vegetable garden crop in America. Whether you're motivated by the wonderful flavor that only a truly ripe tomato can deliver, want to be the first on your block...
National Pesticide Information Center
Want to find out about safe pest control strategies? Have a question about dealing with mosquitoes or ticks in your home landscape? Have questions about using pesticides as safely as possible or...
Some plants seem to catch the fancy of plant breeders and inspire them to develop a mind-boggling array of cultivars, so many that a gardener is often at a loss when it comes to choosing among all...
In the Garden
Fall is prime planting time for shrubs and trees. But it also is the best time to start your winter color garden, if you have the nerve to pull out your summer beds and containers just when they are looking their best. Primroses, pansies, stocks,...
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Favorite or New Plant
Sweet Olive Plant a sweet olive (Osmanthus spp.) now for winter fragrance. It's very hardy, retains its...
Clever Gardening Technique
Coralling Cactus Do you get wounded in the line of battle while transplanting your potted cactus plants? Sometimes...
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- Plan for Spring Blooming Bulbs
- Switch to Fall Lawn Watering Schedule
- Renovate Lawns
- Feed Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Camellias
- Plant for Permanence