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The Winners of the 2017 Garden.org Photo Contest Revealed!The Winners of the 2017 Garden.org Photo Contest Revealed!
December 3, 2017

Almost 4,000 photos were entered in this year's contest - our largest turnout ever! The members all voted for their favorites, and the votes have been tabulated! Click to see the winners!

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Time for the Best of Show Voting in the 2017 Photo Contest!Time for the Best of Show Voting in the 2017 Photo Contest!
December 1, 2017

The first round of voting is finished, and we have our first place winners for each category. Before we reveal the people behind the photos, we're going to do one final vote to determine the best of show.

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Neonics: The Bitter Battle over the World's Most Popular InsecticidesNeonics: The Bitter Battle over the World's Most Popular Insecticides
November 30, 2017

As regulators consider a ban on neonicotinoids, debate rages over the harm they cause to bees.

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Cast Your Votes for the 2017 Garden.org Photo Contest!Cast Your Votes for the 2017 Garden.org Photo Contest!
November 24, 2017

Over the past few weeks, gardeners from all over have been submitting their favorite photos, and it's now time for you to vote on your favorites! Each member may cast up to 3 votes in each category, so head over to the photo contest page, start browsing the many beautiful photos, and cast your votes for your favorites.

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2018 National Gardening Association Calendar Planner Now Available2018 National Gardening Association Calendar Planner Now Available
November 21, 2017

Our resident graphics designer has created an amazing 2018 calendar planner. It's available for sale as a downloadable file. We have created a video showing how this planner works. Check it out!

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Reptile and Amphibian Public Opinion SurveyReptile and Amphibian Public Opinion Survey
November 20, 2017

As someone who enjoys gardening and probably encounters reptiles and amphibians in the course of their activity, the Southwestern Center for Herpetological Research invites you to take the 2017 Reptile and Amphibian Public Opinion Survey.

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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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