Pacific Northwest

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Depth and Diversity in a Neighborhood Garden

If you love getting dirt under your fingernails but don't have a place to garden, participating in a community garden might just be the perfect solution. Community gardens are popping up everywhere, from empty lots in urban areas to designated sites...
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Shows & Events

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Late April through early May is apple blossom time. You can enjoy this rite of spring at the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Unconventional Perennial Division Dividing perennials doesn't have to be labor intensive. If you're careful, you can divide many of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cold-Tolerant Veggies
  • Plant Shrubs and Trees
  • Apply Mulch
  • Keep an Eye on Fruit Trees
  • Plan Next Year's Bulb Display

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