National News - From NGA Editors
New Gold-Leafed Clematis
European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there?s a new selection from Holland that boasts...
Propane Powered Grass Trimmer
Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...
Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs
Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...
New Use for Dandelions
Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...
In the Garden
Just when the outdoors turns bleak and frigid, my houseplants are ready to cheer me up. The "holiday" cactus are already in bloom, and the orchids are beginning to send out flower spikes. African violets are covered in bouquets of flowers, and euphorbia...
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35+ Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs Plastic milk jugs, water bottles, soda bottles, juice bottles. Please recycle them, or, as...
Favorite or New Plant
Amsonia, Fothergilla, and Blueberry There are so many plants that bring their colorful fall beauty to the landscape, but there are...
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- Divide and Conquer
- Shred Those Leaves
- Plant More Bulbs
- Clean Window Boxes
- Take Notes