Pacific Northwest

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


Wintertime is Pruning Time

I think crisp, clear winter afternoons are perfect for strolling through the garden with pruning tools in hand. When branches are unadorned by summer foliage, it's easy to spot potential problems and nip them in the bud. I look first for dead wood and...
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Web Finds

Growing Better-Tasting Tomatoes If you really want to earn bragging rights for the best tomatoes in your neighborhood, now's the...

Favorite or New Plant

Lemon Verbena Lemon verbena ( Aloysia triphylla ) isn't what I consider an attractive plant, but it makes up...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Fret About Precocious Bulbs
  • Grow New Veggie Varieties
  • Propagate Houseplants
  • Avoid Critter Damage
  • Cultivate a Windowsill Garden

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