Pacific Northwest

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden


Loads of Lettuce

I love lettuce picked fresh from the garden. It's the perfect all-season crop, producing crisp, succulent leaves from early March through the following January in my garden. Lettuce grows best in cool weather in rich, moist soil. It's sensitive to frost...
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Shows & Events

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs from April 1-30, 2006. This spectacular display of blossoms...

Favorite or New Plant

Love-in-a-Mist Love-in-a-mist ( Nigella damascena ) has it all: beautiful flowers; graceful, finely cut foliage;...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dethatch Lawns
  • Divide Perennials
  • Prune Clematis
  • Take Geranium Cuttings
  • Transplant Seedlings

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