Pacific Northwest

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Containing Your Garden's Exuberance

Nearly everyone I know collects something. Coins, Mason jars, campaign buttons, cookbooks, you name it and they've got lots of it. I fall into this category, too. I'm a plant collector. Trouble is, by midsummer every single bed and border in my garden...
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Late-Season Gardens If you need some inspiration for planning a garden that goes full-steam from fall through early...

Favorite or New Plant

Alphabetical Companions Echinacea and echinops are listed next to each other in garden books and catalogs, and it doesn't...
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Regional Reminders

  • Patch Up Your Lawn
  • Mulch Tomato Plants
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Divide and Transplant Iris
  • Sharpen Mower Blades

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