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
The arrival of spring is an exciting time for gardeners (okay, sometimes frenetic) because it's a time for starting anew -- new gardens, new plants, new hopes and dreams. Then the summer rolls along and we slide into maintenance mode, which, frankly,...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Henry Eilers' Sweet Coneflower If you're looking for an easy-care, late blooming perennial, consider adding Rudbeckia...
Clever Gardening Technique
Vacation-Proof Container Plants To help plants survive while you are on vacation, group outdoor containers -- especially clay...
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- Plant Colchicums
- Pinch off Squash and Pumpkin Blossoms
- Pick Cantaloupes at their Ripest
- Fertilize Lawns
- Sow Cover Crops as Garden Beds Empty