Pacific Northwest

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Two-Toned Veronica

National News

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 they’ve discovered the Achilles...

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In the Garden


Extending the Season

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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Regional Reminders

  • Start Seeds
  • Plant Roses
  • Check Soil for Planting
  • Rotate Houseplants
  • Making Your Own Soil

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