Pacific Northwest

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


Planting a Rosy Future

Often called the Queen of flowers, roses have played a starring role in gardens for centuries. And it's no wonder. What other plant can possibly compete with the fragrance and beauty of a rose? Roses also have the reputation of being difficult to...
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Taylor's Guide to Roses Taylor's Guide to Roses (Houghton Mifflin, 2002; $23) is one of my favorite reference books. It...

Favorite or New Plant

Love-in-a-mist Love-in-a-mist ( Nigella damascena ) has it all: beautiful flowers; graceful, finely cut foliage;...
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Regional Reminders

  • Windowsill Gardening for Kids
  • Dealing with Precocious Bulbs
  • Caring for Indoor Geraniums
  • Start Tomato Seeds Indoors
  • Plant Peas

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