Pacific Northwest

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden


Choosing the Right Tools

While thumbing through a garden supply catalog recently, I noticed a belted holster for a cell phone. For someone who needs to take phone calls while gardening, this might be an essential gardening tool. But for those of us who garden in part to get...
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Shows & Events

Northwest Flower and Garden Show If you're looking for a way to escape the cold, drab days of winter, head to the Washington State...

Favorite or New Plant

Elderberry Elderberry (Sambucus) are versatile shrubs. Most are bushy, multistemmed, and wide-spreading,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Off the Grass
  • Control Houseplant Pests
  • Clean Bird Feeders
  • Recycle Packing Material
  • Apply Horticultural Oils

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