Pacific Northwest

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


Adding Character With Containers

Containers are everywhere in my garden, lush and vibrant, filled with annuals, perennials, grasses, roses, vines, and shrubs. My collection of more than 50 terra-cotta planters serves a variety of purposes. One group of containers greets visitors and...
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Bugs of Washington and Oregon Bugs of Washington and Oregon , by John Acorn and Ian Sheldon (Lone Pine Publishing, 2001; $12),...

Favorite or New Plant

Snow-in-Summer If you have a sunny space and want to fill it with the whitest of flowers, plant snow-in-summer (...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Regularly
  • Harvest Peas
  • Scout For Pests
  • Build a Flower Basket
  • Encourage Frogs

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