Pacific Northwest

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Win a School Garden During National Garden Month

National News

April is National Garden Month, and for the fifth year in a row, National Gardening Association is asking every gardener to participate in and celebrate gardening during this month. We’re...

Unusual Pure White Zinnia

Zinnias are versatile, easy-to-grow annual flowers that can be planted in annual gardens, perennial gardens, and containers. Many of the large-flowered, dahlia-type zinnias also make excellent cut...

Award-Winning Dwarf River Birch

Each year the Cary Award is given to trees and shrubs with outstanding characteristics that are not widely grown in home landscapes. Although the award is for plants adapted to New England, many...

Fencing Out Slugs

Slugs are the bane of many a gardener's existence. There are many devices available to control slugs, from beer traps to toxic baits. Now there’s a new product that uses the most basic barrier...

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In the Garden


Unusual Garden Visitors

I love the spring garden; I can hardly wait for new sprouts to emerge from my barren beds; I delight in the drama of watching new leaves unfurl and fattened flower buds show tinges of color. As the garden comes to life I feel a sense of victory. The...
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Shows & Events

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival April/May is apple blossom time. Enjoy this rite of spring at the Washington State Apple Blossom...


The New Flower Gardener The New Flower Gardener , by Pippa Greenwood (Barnes & Noble Books, 2002; $13), is illustrated...
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate Dianthus
  • Plant Extra Veggies
  • Make Inexpensive Plant Markers
  • Divide Hostas
  • Measuring the Easy Way

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