Pacific Northwest

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Too Much of a Good Thing

I've already admitted that I'm an incurable plant collector; I also have a "no bare earth" policy in my garden. These traits have gotten me into trouble more times than I can count. Just when I think I can't possibly squeeze another plant into a flower...
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Shows & Events

Portland Rose Festival Portland's annual Rose Festival is Oregon's largest community event, running through the entire...

Favorite or New Plant

Astilbe It's a challenge to find colorful plants for damp shade, but with determination I discovered some...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Thin Apples
  • Build a Hanging Basket
  • Thin Seedlings
  • Support Tall Perennials

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