National News - From NGA Editors
Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard
Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there?s a...
Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes
Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It?s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...
Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults
It?s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...
Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds
From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...
In the Garden
This would have been the year to garden in raised beds. Actually, this would have been the year to grow everything in containers that could at least have a hope of drying out before the next deluge. The community gardens at my office squish under...
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Plant Disease Diagnostics Do you need help diagnosing plant problems? Visit the University of Minnesota Extension's Plant...
Shows & Events
American Rose Society Trial Membership Rose lovers may want to take advantage of the new offer from the American Rose Society. You can...
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- Freeze Fresh Corn
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