Pacific Northwest

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden


A Passion For Gardening

A garden is a wonderful place of discovery for youngsters and oldsters alike. It's an open window to nature where you can experience all that life has to offer. I have gardened in so many places and for so long that I find it difficult to pinpoint...
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Web Finds

Science of Gardening Like all great endeavors, gardening is both a science and an art. This Exploratorium site...


The New Flower Gardener The New Flower Gardener , by Pippa Greenwood (Barnes & Noble Books, 2002; $13), is illustrated...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Soil For Planting
  • Trap Slugs
  • Renew Ornamental Grasses
  • Plant Extra Veggies
  • Dethatch Lawns

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