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 don't consider myself to have a glove fetish, but I admit I have five pairs of winter gloves. They all have different functions for different activities, and I use them all (or at least I would if we got some decent snow). So don't ask me why I...
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Garden Rant Ok, now that you've ordered your seeds and plants, repotted all your houseplants, and readied...
Favorite or New Plant
Asiatic Lilies My favorite cut flowers this winter are Asiatic lilies. I now know when different florists get...
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