Pacific Northwest

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden

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Spring Rose Pruning

Growing hybrid tea and floribunda roses in the Pacific Northwest can be a challenge. Despite all the coddling we give them, our cool, wet summers are not at all to their liking. I've found that the best approach is planting the most disease-resistant...
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Resources

Web Finds

Directory of Horticultural Web Sites The Elisabeth C. Miller Horticulture Library at the University of Washington has compiled a...

Books

Soil and Composting Soil and Composting: The Complete Guide to Building Healthy, Fertile Soil , by Nancy J. Ondra...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing Healthy Bedding Plants
  • Add Wood Ashes
  • Outwit Cats
  • Overseed Lawns
  • Keep a Garden Calendar

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