Pacific Northwest

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Bold and Beautiful Borders

In my mixed garden borders, annuals, bulbs, perennials, and shrubs mingle with abandon. The perennials and shrubs form the backbone; annuals and bulbs provide sparks of interest to enliven the garden throughout the season. I use masses of annuals to...
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Gardening By Heart Nothing conjures up the vision of a glorious, graceful plant like the name Queen Anne's Lace. But...

Favorite or New Plant

Astounding Astilbes Always on the lookout for shade-loving plants, I'm really pleased with the astilbes I acquired a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Debugging Containers
  • Underplant Fir Trees
  • Training Vines
  • Prolonging Wisteria Bloom
  • Butterfly Those Roots

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