Labor Day weekend is upon us, and that means for most of the country, we're thinking about fall, and what we're going to do in our fall gardens! People in the south are getting their garlic together for planting, while the northern gardeners are looking at their last chance of the year to grow lettuce, peas, and spinach.
Did you know that we have the most amazing tool for figuring out when you should plant your veggies? Check out our Garden Planting Calendar. Enter your zipcode and it will tell you all kinds of amazing information, including when is the best time to plant most kinds of vegetables.
We hope all NGA members have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
September 2, 2016
|Make a Hobbit House -- It's Easy!|
Create a Hobbit house for the kids, or for the big kid in you! (198 words - Read the full article)
September 1, 2016
|Bugs and Garden Visitors ..|
Do you really want bugs/visitors in your garden? (152 words - Read the full article)
August 31, 2016
Use corn gluten for pre-emergence control. (160 words - Read the full article)
August 30, 2016
|The Winners of the 2016 Caladiums Bulbs Photo Contest!|
We reveal the winners! Come take a look. (101 words - Read the full article)
August 28, 2016
|DIY Mini Flower Pot Trellis|
I made these mini trellises out of recycled lamp parts. (136 words - Read the full article)
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|September 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva||mellielong||Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum||54|
|Landscape pics||bluegrassmom||Irises forum||52|
|Your number 1 Daylily||crawgarden||Daylilies forum||46|
|Pollen - Freezing and Shipping ideas||gardenglory||Daylilies forum||42|
|Roots on trunk?||Bubbles||Plumeria forum||37|
|Opt out of the reporting button?||Bonehead||Site Talk forum||29|
|And the winners of the August 2016 raffle are!!||dave||The August 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!||24|
|Mystery Plant||VesGoose||Plant ID forum||21|
|Is this real thing?||fiat||Vegetables and Fruit forum||21|
One of the most enlightening garden books I own, a little on the anecdotal side but can be , and is ! , a great reference for veggies and flowers. I got this when it was first published and it continues to be referenced every year.
I'm very pleased with my first order from this company. The plants arrived in due time, were quite robust and healthy, and the packaging was perfect. Not a speck of soil was out of place! I'd highly recommend Steve's Leaves and I will definitely be a returning customer.
I just received 4 drift roses from Perfect Plants as a prize in the NGA raffle. It being August, they arrived a bit stressed from the long, hot journey from Florida to Washington state, but all are thriving and I have very high hopes for these lovely roses. They were well packed and arrived with moist soil and green leaves. Good sized plants in 1 gallon pots. I would buy from this vendor without hesitation, though would probably order in the spring or fall because of the distance.
I just received my first order from Mountain Crest Gardens. I thought they had a pretty nice selection of succulents at reasonable prices. Mine arrived well packed and healthy. I will probably buy from them again.
Check out these numbers from last week: