National News - From NGA Editors
The New Sunset Western Garden Book
Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...
Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch
Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...
Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...
Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest
Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...
In the Garden
Have you seen the USDAs new Plant Hardiness Zone Map? The map was updated this year, not so much because of climate change but more as a reflection of newer satellite imaging technologies and the analysis of weather data collected over a longer period...
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Shows & Events
Rhododendron Species Plant Sale This year's Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale and Flower Show will take...
Favorite or New Plant
Flowering Maple Abutilons, commonly called flowering maples, are leggy annuals or slightly tender perennials,...
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- Get Wintered-Over Plants Growing Again
- Allow Bulb Foliage to Die Down Naturally
- Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs
- Install Plant Supports
- Harden Off Those Seedlings