Pacific Northwest

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Toast to Your Health With a Glass of Pomegranate Juice

National News

This tropical fruit, which offers up brilliant red edible seeds, is showing up in finer restaurants as a special blend in cocktails. But pomegranates ( Punica granatum ) are not just trendy,...

Butterfly Bushes For Small Gardens

Butterfly bushes are well-known late summer- and fall-blooming perennials. There are a number of selections of these butterfly-attracting shrubs with different-colored flowers. However, the plants...

Organic Mulch Boosts Tomato Production

Heirloom tomato varieties continue to be popular among home gardeners. To get the highest production from tomatoes, some growers have been advocating the use of plastic mulch. New research in Ohio...

Add Beneficial Fungi When Planting

Many gardeners, especially those in warm areas, are still planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and adding soil amendments such as compost and fertilizer when planting. But the most critical additive...

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In the Garden

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Gifts From The Heart

Nothing captures the holiday spirit more than homemade gifts from the garden. I think it's as gratifying to make gifts as it is to receive them. After all, a homemade gift is a gift of time -- your time -- spent thinking of the recipient and fashioning...
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Resources

Books

Caring for Perennials Caring for Perennials: What to Do and When to Do it , by Janet Macunovich (Storey Publishing,...

Favorite or New Plant

Viburnums Viburnums are among the most beautiful, versatile, and undemanding shrubs I know. In late spring...
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Regional Reminders

  • Soothe Aches and Pains
  • Create Warm Wishes
  • Make a Simple Log Bird Feeder
  • Flavor Vinegar With Herbs
  • Make a Sachet

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