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Announcing the 2017 National Gardening Association Photo Contest!Announcing the 2017 National Gardening Association Photo Contest!
November 2, 2017

Submit your favorite photos from your collection, and the members of the site will then vote for their favorites. The winning photos from each category will be pitted against each other in one final, epic vote to determine the ultimate Best of Show winners.

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The Pollinator Partnership is seeking an artistThe Pollinator Partnership is seeking an artist
October 27, 2017

The Pollinator Partnership is seeking an artist to render the 2018 Pollinator Poster, this year focusing on “Pollinators and Seeds: Supporting healthy ecosystems and food security.”

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Scientists Seek Public Assistance in Tackling Rose Rosette DiseaseScientists Seek Public Assistance in Tackling Rose Rosette Disease
October 20, 2017

The team is pursuing three issues: the virus, the mite and rose plant resistance to the disease, according to Byrne, professor of Rosa and Prunus Breeding and Genetics for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, and Rose Rosette Disease Project director. And now they are soliciting help from people who like to grow roses as well.

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The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The October Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
October 13, 2017

This is it - the final raffle of the year. Get out your acorns and enter to win one of these great prizes.

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National Pollinator Garden Network Closing In on Million Pollinator Garden Challenge GoalNational Pollinator Garden Network Closing In on Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Goal
October 10, 2017

National, regional, conservation, and gardening groups fight the decline of pollinator species by calling on all Americans to do their part

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Vegetable Gardening For DummiesVegetable Gardening For Dummies
September 26, 2017

Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs.

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The September Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The September Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
September 12, 2017

The penultimate raffle of the year, with another great lineup of prizes! Get your acorn stash out!

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Voting Open for National Garden Bureau’s 2017 Therapeutic Garden GrantVoting Open for National Garden Bureau’s 2017 Therapeutic Garden Grant
September 4, 2017

Grant aims to build and enhance therapeutic gardens across North America.

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Organic Farmer and Gardener Apprenticeship in Ecological HorticultureOrganic Farmer and Gardener Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture
August 30, 2017

Aspiring organic farmers and gardeners are invited to apply for the 2018 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Now celebrating its 50th year, the Apprenticeship is the longest running university-based organic farming training program in the U.S. Deadline to apply is September 30.

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Announcing the new Garden.org Ask a Question: KnowledgebaseAnnouncing the new Garden.org Ask a Question: Knowledgebase
August 24, 2017

We have launched a brand new Q&A feature for our members to enjoy. Ask questions, give answers, post comments on existing answers, and vote on your favorite items.

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The August 2017 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The August 2017 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
August 12, 2017

Another great raffle is all lined up!

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All-America Selections Now Accepting Herbaceous Perennial Entries for TrialingAll-America Selections Now Accepting Herbaceous Perennial Entries for Trialing
August 11, 2017

All-America Selections, the only non-profit trialing organization for plants that demonstrate great garden performance throughout all of North America, is now accepting entries into their 2018-2021 (three winter) Herbaceous Perennial trial.

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Bloomberg Reports Bees Are Bouncing Back from Colony Collapse DisorderBloomberg Reports Bees Are Bouncing Back from Colony Collapse Disorder
August 10, 2017

The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.

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spoga+gafa 2017 - Garden Trade Fair in Cologne, Germanyspoga+gafa 2017 - Garden Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany
August 3, 2017

From September 3rd through 5th, in Cologne, Germany, over 2,000 exhibitors from around 60 countries will be presenting their innovations for the green oasis to almost 40,000 international trade visitors. Free tickets are available to interested members of NGA.

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All-America Selections Announces First Three AAS Winners for 2018 SeasonAll-America Selections Announces First Three AAS Winners for 2018 Season
August 2, 2017

All-America Selections announce three new and exciting national AAS Winners. Each of the following varieties was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class.

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Recovery: Bringing Back Bumble BeesRecovery: Bringing Back Bumble Bees
July 24, 2017

Bees are in big trouble. The good news is that virtually all ecologically literate North Americans will tell you that. The bad news is they’re worried about the wrong bees — honey bees.

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Dave Reviews the New CobraHead "Mini" Weeding ToolDave Reviews the New CobraHead "Mini" Weeding Tool
July 12, 2017

We are quite excited about this new (and we think improved) version of the CobraHead weeding tool. In this video, Dave demonstrates the tool and gives his opinion. The raffle going on right now features this tool as one of the prizes!

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Overview of Pterostylis Pollination (Orchidaceae) in VictoriaOverview of Pterostylis Pollination (Orchidaceae) in Victoria
July 11, 2017

Rudie Kuiter, a professional wildlife photographer living in Victoria, Australia, has devoted much of his current time to recording the pollination of native orchid species. Here is his latest publication.

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The July 2017 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!The July 2017 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
July 6, 2017

Another great raffle this month! Get your acorns out and take a look at what's being offered this time.

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The Best PesticideThe Best Pesticide
June 30, 2017

Everyone wants to get rid of garden pests, but what is the best pesticide? Read more to find out!

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Repurposing a Prefabricated PondRepurposing a Prefabricated Pond
June 29, 2017

What to do with a leaky prefabricated pond? Repurpose it into a large garden container or small garden bed!

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Overwintered Peppers, Thinking Ahead.Overwintered Peppers, Thinking Ahead.
June 28, 2017

Last year I dug up my pepper plants and overwintered them in a greenhouse. I like being the first among my garden neighbors to have big healthy tomatoes and peppers in the garden AND I can also say I started them from seed. I plan on overwintering these peppers again, but there has to be an easier way -- a way that can keep them happy all spring and summer but doesn't hurt my back in fall. So I had an idea and I'm feeling pretty positive about it.

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Dress Up Your Doggie Yard with Container PlantsDress Up Your Doggie Yard with Container Plants
June 27, 2017

If your dog's fenced-in yard is attached to your favorite deck, it can be a boring view as the months go on. I found a way to make me and doggie happy.

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So THIS Is "Harvest"?So THIS Is "Harvest"?
June 26, 2017

Given any length of time spent in garden forums, YouTube, or social media, certainly you have drooled over documented mounds of brightly-colored, fall garden harvests or splendid spring baskets spilling nasturtiums and zucchini, but that's NEVER how harvest happens for me and my "plodding" garden.

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Harvesting Potatoes from Ornamental Sweet Potato VinesHarvesting Potatoes from Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines
June 25, 2017

Many of us are familiar with rooting cuttings of ornamental sweet potatoes to make more vines, but why let the end of summer be the end of your vines? Use this easy method to harvest sweet potatoes (made by your own ornamental vines) to propagate next season's plants, and save money by turning this annual into a perennial.

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