Pacific Northwest

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it’s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Creating a Splash in your Garden

I've always loved the sight and sound of water in the garden. Whether it's a tumbling, trickling fountain, a reflecting pool, or a pond fringed with strange and exciting water plants, water is an irresistible garden element. The sound of water draws...
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Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Snowbell One of my favorite small flowering trees is the Japanese snowbell ( Styrax japonicus ). In...

Clever Gardening Technique

Buckwheat for Deer Control If you're plagued with deer like I am, consider planting buckwheat as a trap crop for Bambi and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Disease
  • Plant Strawberries
  • Transplant Seedlings
  • Apply Organic Mulch
  • Conserve Water

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