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National News - From NGA Editors
Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles
The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...
Award Winning Veggies
All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...
Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...
The Best Joe-Pye Weeds
One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...
In the Garden
August's garden bounty can be too much, just enough, or too little; but it's always a starting point in determining what to plant (or what not to plant) next time around. Perhaps you now know that the whole packet of zucchini seeds produces way too many...
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Shows & Events
Look, Ma, No Lawn! with Lili Singer Are you ready to lose the lawn? Los Angeles native Lili Singer, Director of Special Projects and...
Vegetable Gardening at a Glance: How to Plant and Store For a quick overview of what vegetables to plant when in various parts of California, including...
Tool or Gardening Product
Pulling Unwanted Tree Seedlings Use pliers to pull tree seedlings without having them break off at ground level and grow back...
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- Keep Veggies Picked
- Pamper Ripening Melons
- Fertilize for Future Fruit
- Clean Up Around Trees
- Fertilize Acid-Loving Flowers