Pacific Northwest

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


Growing the Best Green Beans

Green beans are the second most popular vegetable grown in home gardens, but I'll bet they're first in terms of being the easiest ones to grow. So easy, in fact, that planting beans is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fine art of gardening....
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Annuals with Style Annuals provide an opportunity to experiment in the garden. If you don't like the results, you...

Favorite or New Plant

Daisies Most daisies are ridiculously easy to grow. Select a sunny spot, scratch up a patch of soil,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Grass Clippings
  • Fertilize Plants
  • Store Extra Seed
  • Encourage Asparagus Foliage
  • Keep Records

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