Pacific Northwest

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


January is for Planning

With the holidays over and the decorations put away, January becomes the ideal month to plan for a healthy, productive garden. Paging through seed and plant catalogs is stimulating and a sure way to overcome cabin fever. We can actively consider not...
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Shows & Events

Northwest Flower and Garden Show If you're looking for a way to escape the cold, drab days of winter, head to the Washington State...

Web Finds

Mailorder Gardening Association If you're looking for some great sources of seeds and plants, visit the Mailorder Gardening...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Squeeze Bottles
  • Feed Birds
  • Air Layer Houseplants
  • Slug-Proof Your Container Plants
  • Start Seeds in Kitty Litter

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