Pacific Northwest

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden

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Containing Your Enthusiasm

Many gardeners think of container gardens as static creations; pop in a few annuals, give them a little water, then stand back and wait for color. I think of container plantings as flower arrangements to be enjoyed throughout the season. I tend to move...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Gig Harbor Garden Tour The annual Gig Harbor Garden Tour, A Tour For Literacy, raises money to support Tacoma Community...

Favorite or New Plant

Gartenmeister Fuchsia Unlike the trailing fuchsia you see in hanging pots, Gartenmeister has an upright growth habit,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Pines
  • Transplant Seedlings
  • Plant Spuds
  • Weed Out Bittercress
  • Dethatch Lawns

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