Pacific Northwest

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden

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Outstanding Winter Bloomers

On my first nursery sweep of the New Year I found a single display of primroses at a local garden center. Their bold, vibrant colors were like magnets to me, and I loaded up my shopping cart with the little gems. Primroses are impervious to rain and...
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Resources

Books

Wildlife Landscaping Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest , by Russell Link (University of Washington...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dividing Perennials the Easy Way Dividing perennials doesn't have to be a laborious task. If you take just a little extra care...
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Regional Reminders

  • Guard Against Critter Damage
  • Add New Varieties to Your Veggie Garden
  • Recycle Christmas Trees
  • Decorate Windowsills With Plants
  • Force Branches Into Early Bloom

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