Pacific Northwest

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden


Improving Clay Soils

One of the biggest challenges a gardener faces is dealing with clay soils. What can you do to improve them? The answer is not simple, but there is still plenty you can do to improve heavy, poorly draining clay soils. Soil is comprised of minerals,...
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Shows & Events

Lavender Festival The 11th Annual Sequim Lavender Festival is slated for July 20, 21, and 22, where you can visit...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dividing Daffodils Daffodils proliferate amazingly well under good growing conditions. Overcrowding reduces their...
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Regional Reminders

  • Securing Vines and Canes
  • Prolonging Wisteria Bloom
  • Debugging Containers
  • Recycle Grass Clippings
  • Fertilize Annuals

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