Pacific Northwest

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning, Compact Nasturtium

National News

‘Empress of India’ nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...

New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea

The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and ‘Annabelle’, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...

No-Mess Instant Compost Tea

Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...

Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...

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In the Garden

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Growing Great Green Beans

Green beans are the second most popular vegetable grown in home gardens, but I'll bet they're first in terms of being the easiest to grow. So easy, in fact, that planting beans is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fine art of gardening. Just...
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Resources

Books

Soil and Composting Soil and Composting: The Complete Guide to Building Healthy, Fertile Soil , by Nancy J. Ondra...

Favorite or New Plant

Pink Panda Strawberry It's probably because I dislike weeding that I'm always on the lookout for interesting ground...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Annuals
  • Store Extra Seed
  • Recycle Grass Clippings
  • Fertilize Asparagus
  • Finding the Best Bedding Plants

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