National News - From NGA Editors
New Fragrant Coneflowers
Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...
Exciting New Annual Flowers
While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...
New Tomato Varieties for 2005
Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...
Earthworm Castings Repel Insects
It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...
In the Garden
With the hoopla of the Academy Awards just weeks away, it seems like a good time to think about award-winning plants, too. What will the best-dressed gardens be wearing this season?
There are numerous organizations that offer awards for outstanding...
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AAS Display Gardens Plan to visit a local All-America Selections Display Garden this summer. Each year, AAS evaluates...
The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer The shocking pink cover of The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer by Stephanie Cohen and Nancy...
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