National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources

Garden.org is the home of the National Gardening Association, and has an active community of gardeners who gather to share ideas, information, and pictures about the plants they love. The whole site is free for everyone. Like what you see? Learn more about NGA or setup a free account and join in.
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Bugs and Garden Visitors ..Bugs and Garden Visitors ..
By PeggyC, September 1, 2016

Do you really want bugs/visitors in your garden?

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Gardening GoldGardening Gold
By crawgarden, August 31, 2016

Use corn gluten for pre-emergence control.

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The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!
By dave, August 30, 2016

We reveal the winners! Come take a look.

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DIY Mini Flower Pot TrellisDIY Mini Flower Pot Trellis
By Suga, August 28, 2016

I made these mini trellises out of recycled lamp parts.

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Time to Vote for the Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!Time to Vote for the Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!
By dave, August 27, 2016

Voting has begun on the 2016 Caladiums 4 Less Photo Contest. There isn't a huge number of photos, but lots of great ones! Come choose your favorites and cast your votes for the ones you think should win.

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Canning TipsCanning Tips
By Mizshelli, August 26, 2016

Want to share your harvest, or just keep those awesome tomatoes longer? Here are some tips from a lifelong food preserver.

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Seed Swaps: A General FAQ for How To Get StartedSeed Swaps: A General FAQ for How To Get Started
By DogsNDaylilies, August 20, 2016

If you love to grow things from seed and you haven't already checked into the seed swaps here on NGA, you're missing out! Seed swapping is a great way to expand your collection of seeds and try new things, whether your interests are wide or focused. There's a little something for everyone and NOW is the time to get started! Grab your seeds and get ready for a little trading--I'll help you learn how!

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The 2016 Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!The 2016 Caladium Bulbs 4 Less Photo Contest!
By dave, August 19, 2016

Our friends at Caladium Bulbs 4 Less are sponsoring a Caladiums Photo Contest at Garden.org, and there are prizes to win! Do you have great photos of caladiums from this year? Then enter them in our contest and win prizes along with the admiration of your peers!

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The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
By dave, August 17, 2016

Here it is! Another raffle with another great lineup of prizes.

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The newest comments to the plant database:
By JamesAcclaims on Aug 31, 2016 7:24 PM, concerning plant: Afghan Pine (Pinus brutia var. eldarica)

These pines are very useful as windbreaks for structures or property lines--they grow very strong and sturdy branches. Their "drooping" and bushy needles provide a favorite and hidden place for birds and nesting creatures. When damp, these trees produce a mild and nice pine-like fragrance. They do very well in soil that ranges from acidic to alkaline, and from sandy to clay. They are very drought tolerant, but will also do well in slightly moist locations. They prefer full Sun, by they will also do well in partially shaded locations. They can and will grow quite tall and grow to a span of up to 45ft so keep this in mind if planting near structures or fences.

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By Marjorie on Aug 31, 2016 1:28 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Greenroe Lucas')

Hello, could anyone please help, l have looked everywhere for a Lucas daylily and cannot find one to buy anywhere, would be so grateful for any information. Thank you so much, Marjorie

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By GrammaChar on Aug 31, 2016 11:51 AM, concerning plant: Alamo Vine (Merremia dissecta)

A word of caution about the Alamo Vine. A long time ago, I gathered a few seeds from a plant growing at one of the missions in San Antonio. The seeds sprouted, the vines grew, and the flowers were lovely. They made more seeds. Those all sprouted. Now, sixteen years later, I'm still pulling out volunteers.

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By DavidR on Aug 30, 2016 9:31 PM, concerning plant: Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Marilyn Jean')

Does anyone have this Iris? It was introduced by my great aunt. Thanks!

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By Natalie on Aug 30, 2016 4:04 PM, concerning plant: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Persian Market')

Found a rebloom scape today. Wasn't expecting that!

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