National News - From NGA Editors
Best New Flowers
Every spring, garden centers are filled with new varieties of brightly colored annual flowers. Here are some of the best new choices available for planting this year. ?Zowie! Yellow Flame?...
When does "organic" not mean "organic?" When the labels aren?t clear. The growth in the organic food industry continues to climb at about 20 percent per year. However, when shopping for organic...
New Red-Leaved Peach
Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. ?Bonfire? ornamental peach ( Prunus persica ?Bonfire?) has long, thin dark...
New Environmentally Friendly Wood Treatment
Wood pressure-treated with CCA has been pulled from the market for its leaching of toxic chemicals into the environment. Substitutes such as recycled plastic wood and wood pressure-treated with...
In the Garden
I remember when old movies often portrayed some wealthy character fussing about in a greenhouse full of orchids. Such exotic and demanding flowers, it was implied, were only for those who had the time and money to pamper them with glass-enclosed...
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Shows & Events
Citrus Gleaning Don't let excess citrus on your trees go to waste. Harvest it and donate to a food bank to feed...
Favorite or New Plant
Cascalote Blooming with yellow flower spikes right now, the cascalote tree ( Caesalpinia cacalaco ) adds...
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