Pacific Northwest

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best New Flowers

National News

Every spring, garden centers are filled with new varieties of brightly colored annual flowers. Here are some of the best new choices available for planting this year. ‘Zowie! Yellow Flame’...

Organic Rules?

When does "organic" not mean "organic?" When the labels aren’t clear. The growth in the organic food industry continues to climb at about 20 percent per year. However, when shopping for organic...

New Red-Leaved Peach

Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. ‘Bonfire’ ornamental peach ( Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’) has long, thin dark...

New Environmentally Friendly Wood Treatment

Wood pressure-treated with CCA has been pulled from the market for its leaching of toxic chemicals into the environment. Substitutes such as recycled plastic wood and wood pressure-treated with...

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In the Garden


It's Garden Planning Time

In July my mailbox is surrounded with vibrantly colored annuals. In January, flowers bloom on the inside, compliments of dozens of mail-order seed catalogs. Page upon page of cheerful offerings remind me that spring is only a couple of months away. The...
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Web Finds

Mail Order Gardening If you're looking for some great sources of seeds and plants, visit the Mailorder Gardening...

Favorite or New Plant

Crown Of Thorns Crown of thorns ( Euphorbia milii ) is an intriguing and unusual houseplant. It gets its common...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Salt Deicers With Caution
  • Add More Houseplants
  • Keeping Cyclamen
  • Prevent Swarms of Fungus Gnats
  • Check Stored Bulbs

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