Pacific Northwest

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden

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Growing Perfect Roses in the Pacific Northwest

Roses are the Queens of my garden and play a starring role. But they can be a real challenge unless you have the right growing conditions. Some shrubs require minimal care, but roses need a regular maintenance program for peak performance all summer...
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Resources

Web Finds

Vegetable MD Online If you have some ailing vegetable plants, you can visit Cornell University's Vegetable MD Online...

Books

Four Seasons of Beautiful Blooming Bulbs It won't be long before it's time to begin that fall ritual of planting spring-flowering bulbs in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Back Herbs
  • Make Room For Roses
  • Prevent Corn Earworms
  • Divide Early-Season Perennials
  • Take Geranium Cuttings

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