Pacific Northwest

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It’s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It’s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden

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Color All Through The Season

From early March when the forsythia first bursts into bloom, to around mid-October when the last anemone dies back, my garden is a constantly changing flower display. I've often been asked, "How do you manage to have a garden that is always full of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Garden Puns and Wisdom Gardeners can sometimes take themselves too seriously, so here's a little comic relief. The...

Books

The Harmonious Garden The Harmonious Garden , by Catherine Ziegler (Timber Press, 1996; $45), is a practical guide...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Outdoor Plants
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Pot Up Summer-Flowering Bulbs
  • Install Floating Row Covers
  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs

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