Pacific Northwest

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


Dealing With Soggy Soils

This winter has been the soggiest I can remember in decades. Although we haven't broken any official records, we've come close, and I think we deserve some kind of recognition for enduring endless downpours and gray, cloudy skies for the past four...
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Shows & Events

Northwest Flower and Garden Show The Northwest Flower and Garden Show, North America's third largest spring flower show, will be...


Taylor's Guide to Bulbs From the first snowdrop to the last autumn crocus, bulbs are the most reliable performers in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rearrange Mulch
  • Renovate Blueberries
  • Plant New Roses
  • Prune Clematis
  • Spray Peach Trees

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