National News - From NGA Editors
Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles
The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...
Award Winning Veggies
All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...
Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...
The Best Joe-Pye Weeds
One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...
In the Garden
To keep your flower garden a constantly changing palette of color, plan ahead for blooms in all seasons. For continuous color, try to give spring-, summer-, and fall-blooming plants each about one-third of the total space, which will provide colorful...
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Favorite or New Plant
Tuberous Begonias Everyone knows begonias -- those friendly little bedding plants found in so many shade gardens....
Clever Gardening Technique
Build a Wasp Trap Although wasps are beneficial in the garden, they can be real pests at picnics. Here's a wasp...
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- Plant More Veggies
- Water Early
- Prevent Cucumber Bitterness
- Harvest Fruits
- Leach Salts from Containers