National News - From NGA Editors
Short, Colorful Mullein
Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...
New Everbearing Blackberries
For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as Heritage. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...
Star Search for New Plants
Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...
Biodegradable Cell Phones
The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...
In the Garden
If spending the winter on some tropical island isn't an option for you, growing orchids is one way to create a tropical paradise right in your own home. For years orchids have been only marginally popular with houseplant enthusiasts, mostly because...
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Shows & Events
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Celebrate spring by attending the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, an ongoing festival of events in...
Coping with Deer Hungry deer will eat anything when food is in short supply, but when planning your landscape it's...
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