Pacific Northwest

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden

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Dealing With Overgrown Perennial Beds

Although I designed my perennial borders to be permanent, in reality they are works in progress. Sometimes plants aren't satisfied with their allotted space, or I get tired of them and want to try something new. And there are always overgrown beds with...
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Resources

Books

The Gardener's Iris Book In The Gardener's Iris Book , by William Shear (Taunton Books, 1998; $25), the author shares...

Favorite or New Plant

Ligularia 'The Rocket' 'The Rocket' ( Ligularia stenocephala ) has gorgeous, heart-shaped, toothed leaves that grow up...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Season Veggies
  • Conserve Water
  • Apply Organic Mulch
  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Disease
  • Check for Insects

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