Pacific Northwest

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden


Holiday Gift Plants

What would the holidays be without the beauty of seasonal potted flowering plants? There probably isn't a gardener around who hasn't, at one time or another, received an amaryllis, poinsettia, or potted azalea as a gift. These gift plants can be...
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Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen One of my favorite flowering indoor plants is cyclamen, with its showy, butterfly-shaped flowers...

Clever Gardening Technique

Custom Colors for Poinsettias Buying the best poinsettia for your home can be a daunting task, considering there are likely 20...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Roses
  • Mulch Root Vegetables
  • Keep Plants From Standing in Water
  • Mulch Prematurely Growing Bulbs
  • Caring for Outdoor Chrysanthemums

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