National News - From NGA Editors
New, Colorful Yellow Rocket
Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It?s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...
Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?
Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...
Tracking Lost Ladybugs
The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home ?" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...
Protect Plants from Frost
Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn?t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you?re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...
In the Garden
People who visited my garden this summer kept exclaiming what a paradise it was. Indeed, it did look better than it had in years, as the result of, if not blood, sweat, and tears, then at least a fair sum of time, backaches, and money. Besides the beds...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Diamond Frost' Euphorbia Okay, yes, I've written about euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' before, but it rates a mention multiple...
Tool or Gardening Product
Garden Umbrella Although I have a hoop-and-plastic-covered garden bed devoted to fall and winter vegetables,...
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- Clean Up Judiciously
- Bring Houseplants Indoors
- Give Amaryllis a Rest
- Edit Your Garden
- Buy Bird Food