Pacific Northwest

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden


Scent Underfoot

Colorful and fragrant, thymes are diminutive perennial herbs suitable for any sunny, dry, well-drained spot. I use them between pavers, along walks, and at the top of rock walls where they cascade down in soft mats and root between the rocks. More...
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Field Guide to Insects As the spring season begins to warm, the insect world also awakens. Now is a good time to get to...

Favorite or New Plant

Bleeding Heart Take dangling heart-shaped flowers, arch them over deeply cut leaves in shades of green and gray,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Ornamental Grasses
  • Propagate Dianthus
  • Plant Extra Veggies
  • Aerate Your Lawn
  • Measuring with Ease

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