Pacific Northwest

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Variegated Spurge

National News

Variegated plants are hot, but sometimes they can be finicky to grow. The new variegated-leaved spurge sets a new standard, with its unique shape and interesting flowers combined with drought...

Plant Misting Made Easy

During the hot days of summer, plants benefit from a misting of cool water, just like we do. The Plant Mister makes spritzing plants a breeze. It’s ideal for misting outdoor or indoor plants to...

A Quicker, Cleaner Oil Change

It's recommended that homeowners change the oil in lawn mowers, tillers, and tractors at least once during the growing season. Changing the oil regularly prevents engine overheating and wear,...

Using Willows to Root Roses

Late summer is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of roses and other woody shrubs to create new plants for spring. While the timing and technique is important when propagating woody shrubs...

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In the Garden

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Scented "Geraniums"

If you're looking for a plant that's easy to grow, drought-resistant, animal-resistant, and one that can bring glory to your outdoor garden and delight you all winter, plus generate a world of scent wherever it resides, the plant for you is obvious --...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plants for a Future If you've ever wondered about the medicinal properties of plants, Plants for a Future Web site...

Favorite or New Plant

Tuberous Begonias Everyone knows begonias -- those friendly little bedding plants found in so many shade gardens....
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Fruits
  • Replace Spent Annuals
  • Avoid Pest Problems
  • Leach Salts from Containers
  • Water Regularly

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