Pacific Northwest

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden


Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Gardener

Gardening is America's number one hobby, so it's likely you have at least one gardener on your gift list. If you are wealthy enough, finding the right gift is easy. Perhaps your favorite gardener can really use an estate-sized garden tractor, complete...
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Favorite or New Plant

Christmas Rose The Christmas rose ( Helleborus niger ) is a very hardy perennial (to USDA Zone 3) that grows 15...

Tool or Gardening Product

SMARTrap Moth Traps Enticing new lures developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists could make...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare for Cold Snaps
  • Protect Garden Ornaments
  • Check Bulbs
  • Protect Container Plants
  • Weed, Weed, Weed

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