Pacific Northwest

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Container Clematis

National News

Container gardening continues to be a hot trend, and more perennial plants are being bred to grow well in these small spaces. One of the best new clematis to grow in containers is Clematis...

Organic Ketchup Protects Against Cancer

It's been well documented that the antioxidant lycopene found in tomato-based products, such as ketchup, helps protect us against cancers of the breast, pancreas, prostate, and intestines. Now...

Learn to Graft

If you're looking for a fun horticultural project to help pass the winter, consider learning about grafting. You can learn the techniques from the comfort of your home with this award-winning,...

Award-Winning Agastache

From the specialists in hummingbird mints (Agastache) comes a new award-winning variety that features foot-long spikes of rose-pink flowers, a raspberry red calyx, and sweetly scented foliage....

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In the Garden

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Taming Ill-Mannered Plants

I like to do a little research before bringing a plant home from the nursery. It's not that I'm being snobbish; I just don't want to unwittingly contribute to my neighborhood's collection of invasive plants. Scotch broom, purple loosestrife and...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Few plants are as rewarding and dependable as Sedum x 'Autumn Joy'. The thick, toothed leaves...

Clever Gardening Technique

Taking the Chill Off Grabbing the metal handle of a garden cart with your bare hands in cold weather can be downright...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sprouting Unusual Produce
  • Prepare New Beds
  • Divide Perennials
  • Protect Fruit Trees
  • Plant Asparagus

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