Pacific Northwest

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden


Magnificent Moth Orchids

If spending the winter on some tropical island isn't an option for you, growing orchids is one way to create a tropical paradise right in your own home. For years orchids have been only marginally popular with houseplant enthusiasts, mostly because...
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Shows & Events

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Celebrate spring by attending the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, an ongoing festival of events in...

Web Finds

Coping with Deer Hungry deer will eat anything when food is in short supply, but when planning your landscape it's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate African Violets
  • Add Lime
  • Organize Your Tools
  • Test Stored Seed
  • Rotate Houseplants

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