Pacific Northwest

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

More News »

In the Garden


Ornamental Grasses Bring Life to the Winter Garden

I have long been a fan of ornamental grasses and especially appreciate them now when other perennials look a bit bedraggled. Ornamental grasses are durable plants with graceful foliage and leaves, but their summer appearance is only part of their...
Read more »


Web Finds

Vegetable Growing Guides For the ultimate in vegetable growing information, including cultural requirements and integrated...

Favorite or New Plant

Autumn Crocus Colchicum autumnale , better known as autumn crocus, is one of the plants I love this time of...
Read more »

Regional Reminders

  • Keep Indoor Plants Happy and Healthy
  • Protect Broadleaf Shrubs
  • Plant the Last of the Bulbs
  • Turn Over the Soil
  • Plant Green Manures

Read more »

Syndicate this Report
Donate Today

Our Mission in Action

Shop Our Holiday Catalog