Pacific Northwest

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden

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Selecting Healthy Trees and Shrubs

When I go to a nursery to buy a tree or shrub, I'm looking for a plant that will make steady progress and endure, not one that will cling to life for a season or two, then have to be replaced. Years of experience have helped me hone my detective...
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Resources

Books

Sustainable Gardening Washington State initiated the Master Gardener program in the 1970s as a way to better serve home...

Favorite or New Plant

Centaurea 'Colchester White' Centaurea cineraria 'Colchester White' is the best silver-leaved plant I've seen in years, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Pots for Seedlings
  • Start Seeds Indoors
  • Prepare Spuds for Planting
  • Organize Seeds
  • Harvest Asparagus

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