Pacific Northwest

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden

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Fabulous Forget-Me-Nots

Forget-me-nots are so beautiful and easy to grow that I'm not surprised I see them so often in local gardens. For about a month in spring, their low mounds of fresh, green, thumb-shaped leaves send up 6- to 12-inch-tall stalks bearing blue, and...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Washington Park Arboretum Washington Park Arboretum is an excellent destination, winter, spring, summer, and fall. The...

Clever Gardening Technique

Bargain Garden Gloves You can spend a lot of money on garden gloves, but I've found that the cheap brown cotton jersey...
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Regional Reminders

  • Discourage Aphids
  • Water Thoroughly
  • Thin Apples
  • Build a Flower Basket
  • Prevent Bitterness in Cucumbers

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