Pacific Northwest

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden

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Perk Up Your Garden With Annuals Vines

Annual vines are really versatile. Their wide range of foliage textures and flower colors offers choices that complement every garden style. These plants are especially suited to small gardens where there is rarely room to spread outward, but always...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Tobacco Gardens are mainly for visual delight, but I think they should contain scented plants, too. When...

Clever Gardening Technique

Compost Sifter My husband and I use a lot of the compost we make as a mulch for our shrub and perennial beds....
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy Healthy Bedding Plants
  • Stay Ahead of Weeds
  • Divide Perennials
  • Check for Aphids
  • Prune Early-Flowering Shrubs

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