National News - From NGA Editors
New Two-Toned Veronica
Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a...
Hardiness Zone Map Gets Warmer
Global warming is a hot topic in the news, and with the balmy weather much of the nation is enjoying this winter, many people are becoming convinced that this phenomenon is real. In light of the...
Variegated Paraguay Nightshade
When you mention the nightshade family of plants, most gardeners think of potatoes, peppers, eggplants, or tomatoes. But there is another less well-known ornamental member of this family with...
Spicy Food May Protect Against Cancer
Hot peppers may do more than just make foods tasty and spicy, they also may help kill cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England believe theyve discovered the Achilles...
In the Garden
I've learned through trial and error that I can coax my garden into producing edible vegetables literally nine months of the year. It takes some planning and some labor, but by continually sowing seeds and maintaining the garden, I can be rewarded with...
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Shows & Events
Tacoma Home & Garden Show Catch the gardening bug at the Tacoma Home and Garden Show, January 31 to February 3 at the...
Clever Gardening Technique
Homemade Rooting Hormone The twigs of willows ( Salix spp.) contain a natural hormone that stimulates root growth. To...
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- Start Seeds
- Plant Roses
- Check Soil for Planting
- Rotate Houseplants
- Making Your Own Soil