Pacific Northwest

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Best Salvias For Hot Summers

National News

Salvias are one of the most commonly grown bedding plants across the country. They grow and flower quickly, producing spikes of red, white, pink, blue, and purple flowers all summer long. However,...

Plastic Mulch Repels Pests

Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, and cucumbers are popular summer garden vegetables. However, they also are subject to many insects and diseases. Gardeners have used colored plastic mulch to...

Organic Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a major pest in lawns and gardens across much of the country. Now there is an effective organic control that will help eliminate these harmful pests that's safer for the environment...

Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Consumption

The "vine that ate the South" may have a positive side after all. Researchers at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, investigated kudzu as a treatment to curb excessive drinking....

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In the Garden


Wild at Heart

Because we garden near the forest's edge, we have quite a number of feathered and furry critters visiting our landscape. They come at all hours of the day and night, and if I'm lucky I get to watch them. I'm not always happy with the way the furry ones...
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Web Finds

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary This Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary site, sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and...

Favorite or New Plant

Pincushion Flower I admit to being a little skeptical when I hear about a "continuously blooming perennial." It...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Make Wisteria Bloom Again
  • Thin Fruits
  • Custom Mix Your Own Potting Soil
  • Massage Those Roots

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