Pacific Northwest

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden

2050

An Annual Celebration

Since they only stay in the garden for one season, annuals offer an opportunity to experiment with different foliage textures and flower colors each and every year. If you don't like the effect you've created one year, you can simply chalk it up to...
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Resources

Books

Annuals with Style In their book Annuals with Style; Design Ideas from Classic to Cutting Edge (Taunton Press,...

Favorite or New Plant

Bedding Begonias Few plants can compare to the begonia for long-lasting color, reasonable drought tolerance, easy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing Nursery Plants
  • Water Deeply
  • Planting Annuals
  • Mulching Annuals
  • Controlling Seedling Height

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