Pacific Northwest

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden


Made in the Shade

Years ago I designed my perennial beds to be permanent. But the truth is, each and every one of them is a work in progress. Sometimes plants aren't satisfied with their allotted space, or neighboring trees eventually grow large enough to cast shade on...
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Favorite or New Plant

Winter Camellia There really is no contest ... my favorite landscape plant this time of year is definitely...

Clever Gardening Technique

Reduce Pest Populations with Hummingbirds Hummingbirds are voracious feeders, consuming half their weight each day in sugar. This healthy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring Spring Indoors
  • Sow Seeds of Cool-Season Veggies
  • Eliminate Chickweed
  • Harvest Scion Wood
  • Plant Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs

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