National News - From NGA Editors
National Poinsettia Day
Here's one more reason for celebration this month. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day! The date marks the anniversary of the death of Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He was...
African Sunset Petunia
If cold, wintry weather is getting you down, warm yourself up with thoughts of how striking this brilliantly hued petunia will look in your garden next spring. Petunia 'African Sunset', a 2014...
Look for Lofos
Its name may not roll as readily off your tongue as petunia, but Lophospermum (pronounced low-fo-SPUR-mum) is a name that gardeners looking for a dramatic, cascading vine for a hanging basket...
The decline of honeybees due to colony collapse disorder has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years. But populations of native bees like bumblebees are also showing a downward trend....
In the Garden
It's getting to be that time of year when garden stores, supermarkets and home centers are overflowing with poinsettias. Their cheerful colors -- no longer limited just to red, but available now in shades of pink, white, peach, burgundy, even variegated...
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Clever Gardening Technique
Green Up Window Boxes Don't leave your window boxes standing empty in cold weather. Make them a winter focal point with...
Shows & Events
Demystifying Holiday Houseplant Care Do you hide your Christmas cactus in the closet during the holidays? Does your amaryllis bloom on...
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- Clean and Oil Tools
- Keep Pets Safe from Poisonous Holiday Plants
- Do Your Dusting
- Keep Your Florist's Azalea Happy
- Keep Your Christmas Tree Watered