Pacific Northwest

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden


Playing in the Dirt

The experiences that made me an avid gardener come from my earliest memories: planting sweet peas with my mother, harvesting baby carrots with my grandfather, roaming my uncle's ranch and picking kumquats for the first time. I remember when my brother...
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Favorite or New Plant

Epaulette Tree For something different in a small, flowering tree, try the epaulette tree ( Pterostyrax hispidus...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dividing Daffodils Daffodils multiply amazingly well under good growing conditions. Overcrowding will reduce their...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Leafcutter Bees Alone
  • Control Budworms
  • Divide Dicentra
  • Check Vegetables for Pests
  • Prevent Corn Earworms

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