Pacific Northwest

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden

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Planning a Brilliant Summer Garden

In July my mailbox is surrounded with vibrantly colored annuals. In February, it's also filled with flowers -- inside all the seed catalogs. Page upon page of cheerful offerings remind me that spring is only a dozen weeks away. It's time to get out...
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Resources

Books

Taylor's Guide to Roses The authoritative reference book, Taylor's Guide to Roses (Houghton Mifflin, 2002; $23), is a...

Favorite or New Plant

Tuberous Begonias Everyone knows begonias -- those friendly little bedding plants found in so many shade gardens....
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Houseplant Pests
  • Suppress Winter Weeds
  • Plant Peas
  • Start Tomato Seeds Indoors
  • Clean Bird Feeders

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