Pacific Northwest

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Red Japanese Painted Fern

National News

Ferns are popular shade garden plants that add texture and interest to areas where many plants won’t thrive. While the dominant color of ferns is green, the Japanese painted fern adds a silvery...

Simple, Safe Wasp Deterrent

Wasps and yellow jackets have a habit of ruining outdoor picnics and gatherings. They often build nests close to houses or in our yards and can become a nuisance when we try to use our outdoor...

Rose Hips May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Roses have been known for years to be not only beautiful but edible and medicinal as well. The rose hip, in particular, can be used in applesauce, soup, stew, marmalade, bread, pie, jam, and...

Native Ground Cover for Deep Shade

Ferns and hostas may make a big impact in shady areas, but don't overlook the beauty of smaller ground covers, especially when they burst into bloom like Meehan's mint. This native, creeping mint...

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In the Garden

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Pretentious Peonies

I think peonies are a theatrical plant. Their foliage emerges in late spring, followed by big, fat flower buds. Then they wait, poised at the brink of performance, until the weather suits them. I wait too, in great anticipation of the spectacular and...
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Resources

Books

Container Water Gardens Yearning for the soothing sounds of a water garden, but don't think you have the space?...

Favorite or New Plant

Goldenrain Tree If you have limited space but want a relatively small ornamental tree, plant goldenrain tree (...
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Regional Reminders

  • Root Shrub Cuttings
  • Plant More Veggies
  • Scout for Pests
  • Build a Wasp Trap
  • Prevent Cucumber Bitterness

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