Pacific Northwest

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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Vibrant Blues Make Your Garden Pop

Nothing attracts livelier debates in gardening circles than color, but everyone agrees on one point -- there's never enough blue. I concur, and over the years I've collected quite a variety of blue-flowering annuals and perennials. Some have earned top...
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Resources

Books

Native Plants in the Coastal Garden Fifteen years ago I decided to devote half of my property to gardening with natives, which I...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Barberry I'm always on the prowl for foliage that acts as a counterpoint to flowers, or even replaces...
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Regional Reminders

  • Late-Summer Rose Care
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Keep Composting
  • Prune Flowering Shrubs
  • Renovate Hydrangeas

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