National News - From NGA Editors
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...
Year of the Echinacea
If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...
Extend Your Growing Season
Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...
Jack London Community Day School
The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...
In the Garden
Summer heat is upon us, and it's not only the gardeners that are wilting in midday. Our plants may go limp as well, and more than ever they need our TLC to keep them healthy and productive, especially if they are expending energy producing food for our...
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Favorite or New Plant
'Elin' Meadow Rue Are you looking for a tall plant to serve as a dramatic focal point in a partly shaded spot in...
Clever Gardening Technique
Make Cut Roses Last Whereas most flowers are best cut in the morning, roses will hold up longer in a vase if they are...
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- Plant Now for Fall Harvest
- Rejuvenate Container Plantings
- Unearth Some Early Potatoes
- Watch for Hornworms on Tomatoes
- Increase Oriental Poppies