Pacific Northwest

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden

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Mulch Now for Spring Rewards

Mother Nature is sending those subtle hints again, and her timing is usually so impeccable that I try to pay attention and take my gardening cues from her. It's really no coincidence that leaves fall in the autumn to provide nurturing mulch around...
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Resources

Books

Trees and Shrubs Simplified Trees and Shrubs for Dummies , by Ann Whitman (IDG Books, 2000; $17), is a concise, sometimes...

Favorite or New Plant

Amaryllis With its huge, showy, trumpet-shaped flowers, amaryllis makes a flamboyant indoor plant. Planted...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig Dahlia Tubers
  • Harvest Small Fruits
  • Watch for Standing Water
  • Reduce Plant Disease
  • Fertilize Lawns

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