Pacific Northwest

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden

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Going Native

I love walking through my woods in early spring. Native plants are always the first to awaken from their long winter's nap, showing new growth weeks before plants in my carefully planned landscape awaken. As new stems grow and leaves unfold, I imagine...
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Resources

Web Finds

Pesticide Label Awareness The EPA is launching an advertizing campaign to remind gardeners to read labels before using...

Books

The Natural Habitat Garden The Natural Habitat Garden , by Ken Druse (Timber Press, 2004; $29.95), is the third book in a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Easy-Care Annuals
  • Renovate Lawns
  • Give Colored Mulches a Try With Veggies
  • Discourage Aphids
  • Move Houseplants Outdoors

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