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
Are you a space-challenged gardener? Just because you don't have an expansive landscape to plant in is no need to forgo the enjoyment that trees can bring. In fact there are many great small flowering trees that are ideal for areas with limited space....
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Favorite or New Plant
Coral Vine or Queen's Wreath A drought-tolerant native of Mexico, coral vine or Queen's wreath (Antigonon leptopus) is a...
Characteristics of Crape Myrtle Varieties Find information on a wide range of crape myrtle cultivars, including flower color, growth habit,...
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- Give Seeds TLC
- Keep Watering Turf
- Shear Herbs and Summer-Blooming Salvias
- Start Cool-Season Transplants
- Trim Roses for Better Fall Bloom