Pacific Northwest

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden

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Exploring Community Gardens

If you love getting dirt under your fingernails but don't have a place to garden, participating in a community garden might just be the perfect solution. Community gardens are popping up everywhere, from empty lots in urban areas to designated sites...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Ornamental Pear If space is limited but you want a decorative and well-behaved tree, I recommend ornamental pear...

Clever Gardening Technique

Unconventional Perennial Division Dividing perennials doesn't have to be labor intensive. If you're careful, you can divide many of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan Next Year's Bulb Display
  • Keep an Eye on Fruit Trees
  • Apply Mulch
  • Plant Shrubs and Trees
  • Plant Cold-Tolerant Veggies

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