Pacific Northwest

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden

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Use Annual Vines for a Splash of Color

Annual vines are such versatile plants that I include them in my garden every year. Their wide range of foliage textures and flower colors makes them suitable for gardens large or small, shady or sunny. I think annual vines are especially suited to...
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Resources

Web Finds

Help with Plant Problems If you need help diagnosing a plant problem, or want to learn more about environmentally safe...

Favorite or New Plant

Versatile New Guinea Impatiens What makes these impatiens so different is that they actually tolerate sun, although 6 hours a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keeping Garden Paths Weed-Free
  • Mix Your Own Potting Soil
  • Thin Fruits
  • Creating Winning Flower Combinations
  • Time to Feed Your Lawn

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