Pacific Northwest

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


Made in the Shade

As an incurable collector and compulsive gardener, I have always gardened wherever I happened to be. My earliest experience was a garden near the California coast, where sandy soil and mild temperatures produced luscious strawberries and plump, tender...
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Favorite or New Plant

Pagoda Dogwood The pagoda dogwood's name describes its distinctive look. Layered branches resemble the tiered,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Disinfecting and Cleaning Pots Pots can be reused indefinitely, but with each use they accumulate mineral deposits and other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eradicate Weeds
  • Prevent Cucumber Bitterness
  • Make Handy Iris Tags
  • Reseed Bare Spots
  • Provide Morning Showers

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