Pacific Northwest

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder’s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden

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Planning a Colorful Fall Garden

Now that summer is in full swing and I'm reaping the rewards of my early spring labors, it's tempting to rest on my laurels. But my garden is a constantly changing palette of color, and I've got to plan the next major event. We've harvested new...
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Resources

Web Finds

Birdwatcher's Delight Our birdfeeders attract lots of visitors all summer long. Many are just passing through on their...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Barberry I'm always on the prowl for foliage that acts as a counterpoint to flowers, or even replaces...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant More Veggies
  • Water Early and Often
  • Prevent Cucumber Bitterness
  • Build a Wasp Trap
  • Eradicate Weeds

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